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Dear Skywatchers,

This week we talk with Bonnefire Bonnie, a longtime activist from Eastern New York State.  She lives in an area that also gets hit hard with aerosol planes. In this interview Bonnie describes how she began to notice the aerosol operations in the sky and describes  how you can help raise awareness to a critical mass. Here is text from the website.

We will bring the issue of PJCs(Persistant Jet Contrails):

  • to the floor of Congress for public debate and resolution
  • into public awareness through the media/press (and through conversations)
  • into the schools, marketplace & homes of America

Once in motion in the US we intend that the Bonnefire Coalition will become a global coalition, spreading our vision and mission worldwide. While our focus is Persistent Jet Contrails we understand that there are many, related issues threatening the safety of our Air & Water. We would like all of these to come into public awareness alongside PJCs. In pursuit of these goals, we will use NASA’s own term, Persistent Jet Contrails, to ensure that this critical concern will not be marginalized.

In our resolve to do this work non-violently, the Coalition also intends to bring attention to the language of violence, such as replacing “to fight for” with “to work for.”  And we will work! Fiercely. Passionately. With Good Fire – the BONNEFIRE Coalition.

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They spray in  DC, here it is. So, anyone could see it, even members of Congress.

We also discuss Rosalind Peterson’s latest article, US Navy, Department of Defense Environmental Impact Study.  Here are excerpts from Rosalind’s article on News with Views.

The United States Navy and the U.S. Department of Defense have decided that their Northwest Training Range Complex, in the State of Washington, should be expanded, and have devised a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), dated December 2008, for public review and comment. The expansion of their area of operation will include all of the State of Washington, all of the State of Oregon, part of the state of Idaho, and Northern California. This area will also include large areas of the Pacific Ocean from California to Washington. (The map designating this program area also extends throughout Northern California to the San Francisco Bay Area under a “warning area” designation.)

Thus, citizens in California, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington are asking for a realistic extension of time to read, study, and comment on this decision by the Navy and the Department of Defense, past the March 11, 2009, deadline. It should be noted that most elected representatives in California and Oregon were not aware of this EIS or the consequences of this action by the Navy.

My freedom of information act request also includes the following questions:

1 – Will aluminum coated fiberglass be used (CHAFF) and how many pounds will be released each year?

2 – What are the health effects of Chaff particulates on humans, wildlife, soil and water? Please provide a study on these human and wildlife health effects.

3 – Will weather modification or mitigation programs be initiated during the Navy program? If so, what chemicals will be used in this program?

4 – Will jets be allowed to fly at heights that leave persistent jet contrails that exacerbate global warming and change our climate (NASA Studies)?

5 – A complete listing of jet fuels to be used (+ additives), and the components of said jet fuel with information on the number of chemicals released and their impact on human health, agriculture, soils, water supplies, and wildlife. (Include JP-8, JP-10, and other new experimental jet fuels.

Skywatchers and activists out west, tell your community leaders and local media about this,  – assemble people to draft public comment!!