VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released


‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ – area resident/activist Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released:

“The message of the day is we have act on the clear and present harms from aircraft overflight noise now, now, NOW!” Edmiston said. “Inspiration (and quotes) for my segment definitely taken from this famous scene from Spielberg’s Lincoln. Key sequence begins around 1:25, but the whole thing is spectacular. Also, who knew the phrase at precisely 0:10 in would, ah, pop up?”

Edmiston is responding to an FAA and Port staff briefing in Spring, 2017 that he contends was both incomplete and inadequate because it failed to convey, among other things, data on the harms being caused to humans and the environment by airplanes.

The goals of this documentary film project include using Edmiston’s collected public comments as the spine of a feature documentary film.

As a private citizen, under Port bylaws, Edmiston must provide his 43-minute briefing – the same time provided to the FAA and Port staff – in two-minute public comment segments. Edmiston estimates the project will take 9 to 12 months to complete.

For more information on this compelling ‘Citizen vs Goliath’ project, visit:

Our prior coverage is available here.


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