Ban personal fireworks in Island County & enforce penalties
  • Petitioned Island County Commissioners, Coupeville, WA
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Island County Commissioners, Coupeville, WA
See response

Ban personal fireworks in Island County & enforce penalties

    1. Susan Averett
    2. Petition by

      Susan Averett

      Freeland, WA

Many counties in the greater Seattle area have already banned or severely restricted the use of personal fireworks. Because Island County has no such ban, people come here to "celebrate" Independence Day, leaving behind tons of toxic garbage on the beaches and in our forests that locals end up cleaning-up the next day. With only a volunteer fire department, fire is a very real and ever-present danger. In addition, loud explosions are extremely disturbing to many people, including Veterans with PTSD, as well being very traumatic to house pets and wildlife, including deer and fawns, eagles and eaglets, and other birds and wildlife, with very real damage also done to our waters, air and earth. There are numerous well-documented articles on the internet highlighting the validity of these concerns (search on "fireworks dangers"). On Whidbey Island, Independence Day is celebrated on both July 3rd and July 4th, and both these nights (and sometimes additional nights) are rife with fireworks obtained from local reservations that are illegal to use anyplace but the reservations. The noise from this blasting is akin to living in a war-zone, and many of us have absolutely had enough! We think there are many community-friendly ways to celebrate Indepence Day and New Year's that do not have to include toxic, dangerous and explosive fireworks.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Decision-maker Island County Commissioners, Coupeville, WA responds:

      Island County Commissioners, Coupeville, WA

      Thank you for sharing your petition for banning fireworks in Island County. The Board will be discussing this topic at our workshop meeting June 20, 2012. Your comments will definitely be taken into consideration. I have communicated your...


    2. Decision-maker Island County Commissioners, Coupeville, WA responds:

      Island County Commissioners, Coupeville, WA

      Thank you for sharing your petition for banning fireworks in Island County. The Board will be discussing this topic at our workshop meeting June 20, 2012. Your comments will definitely be taken into consideration. I have communicated your...


    3. Decision-maker Island County Commissioners, Coupeville, WA responds:

      Island County Commissioners, Coupeville, WA

      Hello, Commissioner Price Johnson would like to provide to those who signed the petition a response. Would her response reach everyone if sent through this website, in this manner? Thank you for your help!
      Debbie Thompson
      Administrati...


    4. Reached 50 signatures
    5. Decision-maker Island County Commissioners, Coupeville, WA responds:

      Island County Commissioners, Coupeville, WA

      Can you please forward this response to all of the citizens that signed this petition.
      Thank you.

      Dear Concerned Citizens regarding fireworks,

      I hear you and agree there should be some constraints on fireworks sales and discharge i...


    6. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Edgardo Vila JOHNSON CITY, TN
      • about 2 years ago
      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Eileen Brown OAK HARBOR, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      My dog Dilly goes into a ball and shakes for a week. Use of fireworks around my Penn Cove home has escalated. Can't we have one or two days and then return to normal?

      Thank you!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Michael D Breennan FREELAND, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Personal fireworks are dangerous, loud and

      destructive.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Eileen Barrett CLINTON, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because our neighborhood sounds like a war zone from July 1 to the 7th. Our next door neighbor ignors all rules of personal safety and common sense while exploding $$$ worth of illegal firworks. Beacuse our dog needs sedation due to the noies.Because our street is littlered with debris for days. Because our neighbors deck was burned by a bolttle rocket fired by prior referred to neighbor.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Victoria Simmons CLINTON, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      environmental and wildlife protections are needed as well as safety -- these are explosives often in the hands of fools endangering property, themselves, and other innocent victims. Fireworks pose unnecessary risks and degradation of Island County that must be stopped

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.