VIDEO: Local activist takes on the Port of Seattle

FOLLOWUP: Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston reports that his new documentary film project – intended to provide a “briefing” to the Port of Seattle Commissioners addressing the harms to airport neighbor communities resulting from aircraft noise and emissions resulting from increased flights at Sea-Tac Airport – is off to a solid start with widespread interest and positive feedback on social media.

Edmiston, a local attorney and filmmaker, must provide his briefing in 2-minute public comment segments, as provided by Port rules. Based upon the Port Commission’s schedule, Edmiston estimates the project will take 9 to 12 months to complete.

“Based upon the comments and sharing we see on social media, and calls and e-mails I’ve received from around the country, it seems fair to say the project is off to a solid start and what that means is that our airport neighbor community, and similar airport communities around the country, are paying attention,” Edmiston said. “I think our citizens want the Commissioners to take this information – that they were not provided by the FAA last year – seriously and that they are watching to see how the Commissioners will react.”

The first episode of The Briefing, titled “The Briefing You Should Have Had,” can be viewed below:

For more information on this compelling new ‘Citizen vs Goliath’ project, visit https://www.facebook.com/thebriefingproject/