Airport says ignorant of sky striping; no documents, memos, forms exist

A lawyer tells me my open records request seeking details on weather modification has come up with zilch.

A lawyer tells me my open records request seeking details on weather modification has come up with zilch.

By David Tulis

Albert Waterhouse is barking at me through the telephone; it may have been bad reception but the voice of the Chattanooga airport PR firm’s chieftain vibrated in my ear as if it were being squelched in a tube. But Mr. Waterhouse of Waterhouse Public Relations is making himself clear by repetition: “We don’t have any of that information. You’re going to have to check with the FAA.” There is no story; there is no point in having the airport spokeswoman Sarah Stephens give an interview, he says.

As if I were a slow person, he says my inquiry about “sky striping and sky tattooing” is fruitless, and that no information is available from the U.S.-regulated Lovell Field.

Indeed, a few days before, a law firm representing the airport, Chambliss Bahner & Stophel, had sent a note that my open records request under Tennessee law ‡ has come up empty handed.

The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority “has conducted a diligent search of its documents, records and electronic information. However, CMAA has identified no materials that are responsive to your requests,” says Tom Greenholtz, attorney, in a Nov. 17 letter.

In other words, if a stratospheric aerosol geoengineering program exists, the paper trail that flutters after it has not landed on any desk in Chattanooga. If such a trail exists outside military jurisdiction, it’s with the federal aviation administration.

— David Tulis is host of at Hot News Talk Radio 1240 910 and 1190 AM 1 to 3 p.m. weekdays, covering local economy and free markets in Chattanooga and beyond.

‡ Language from my open records request included the following: The purpose of this open records request is to determine if parties involved in weather modification in the skies over Hamilton and Marion counties are compliant with U.S. law, particularly Public Law 92–205, Section 6(b) and 15 U.S.C. 330.

Documents requested

Copies of any NOAA Form 17-4 filed with the airport authority from Jan. 1, 2013 to Nov. 10, 2014

Copies of emails, documentation and communications from Jan. 1, 2013, to Nov. 10, 2014, that contain, in subject lines or body of the communication, any of the words listed below, in correspondence involving the following parties: Airport authority staff or employees, board members or representatives of the U.S. government or agents or employees or contractors;

— Stratospheric aerosol geoengineering
— Climate control
— Weather control
— Weather modification
— Solar radiation management
— Environmental modification

Copies of policies, procedures, practices, agreements and memoranda active in 2013 and 2014 pertaining to the U.S. government’s environmental and weather modification program

Identity, address, phone number and email address of the party to whom parties giving notice of weather modification activities via form 17-4 are directed

I have witnesses such patterns as seen in this clip, specifically over Chattanooga on Oct. 19, 2014. Here’s my report of that busy day: “Jet flights by hundreds drag white scars across city skies on Lord’s Day.”

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