Final EIS: NO DECISION has been made! Parade to Truax Feb 29

2/22/2020 Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin Contrary to the latest headlines, the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) does NOT indicate that a decision has been made. Truax was identified as a preferred site for the F-35 fighter jets based on logistical considerations (cost of construction, existing infrastructure, etc.) and that hasn’t changed. But the Air Force reviewed over […]

Eastmorland Neighborhood Association concerned with F-35 bed-down

The Eastmorland Community Association Motioned for this letter to be written in November of 2019. To Whom it May Concern: Madison’s Mayor has asked the United States Air Force/Air National Guard (USAF/ANG) to reconsider listing Truax Field as a bed-down location for F-35s due to concerns with the negative impacts on low-income residents and communities […]

Video: F-35s, PFAS, Truax and You – A Forum

Sunday February 9, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Madison East High School In case you didn’t brave the snowy weather on Sunday and missed the forum, here’s the video for you and shorter clips if you want to skip around! Full video with introduction and moderator here INTRODUCTORY VIDEO SPEAKERS – VIDEOS Maria Powell, Midwest Environmental […]

Half-baked Chamber of Commerce switches course on brownie order because of F-35 disagreement

Isthmus, Feb 6, 2020, Dylan Brogan Just Bakery is a vocational program run by the Madison-area Urban Ministry. For years, the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce has championed the basing of F-35 jets at Truax Field. Recently, the business group extended its support for the new fighter planes even to the dessert it will […]

Noise Maps & Info for Madison/Truax

Draft_F-35A_EIS_Executive_Summary_August_2019 Noise Level Comparisons: F-35 and other Aircraft World Health Organization – The Burden of Noise Dane County Public Health Dept – Effects of Noise Exposure  Health & Safety Concerns – Physicians for Social Responsibility

Marquette Neighborhood Association Letter to Sen. Baldwin

Letter to Sen. Baldwin Opposing F-35s at Truax – Jan 22, 2020 (PDF) January 22, 2020 Senator Tammy Baldwin 30 West Mifflin Street, Suite 700 Madison, WI 53703 Dear Senator Baldwin: The Marquette Neighborhood Association (MNA) opposes the Operational Beddown of F-35A fighter jets at Truax Field Air National Guard Base for many reasons, just […]

Statewide Coalition of 30 Groups Call for Federal Listing of Toxic PFAS Chemicals

Jan 31, 2020 WISCONSIN – In response to a request from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for public comment on proposed federal rulemaking, 30 organizations from around Wisconsin submitted a formal joint statement today supporting the addition of PFAS to the list of reportable chemical releases. The groups are calling on EPA to list ALL per- […]

Parade to the Gates of Truax, Saturday Feb. 29 – no F-35s!

Show Up for Clean Water and Safe Skies!!! Saturday, February 29th 12:00 to 2:00pm Assemble at Noon: the open space at Wright & Anderson Streets Join the mass mobilization of visible and peaceful opposition to the basing of F-35 war planes at Truax Field. The parade and presence at the gates of Truax will send […]

Defense Analyst Pierre Sprey radio interview Jan 16, 2019, WORT-FM

WORT Radio 98.7FM, A Public Affair – January 16, 2019 As part of our ongoing coverage of the F-35 fighter jets, today Allen is joined by defense analyst Pierre Sprey, an outspoken critic of the F-35s who raises serious concerns about their safety. Over the course of the hour, Sprey makes the case for how […]

DHS warns of PFAS in fish from Lake Monona, Starkweather Creek

Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal, 1/15/2020 State health officials are warning against eating certain kinds of fish from Lake Monona after tests showed hazardous chemicals known as PFAS in fish from the lake and Starkweather Creek. The Department of Health Services recommends limiting consumption of carp, largemouth bass, walleye and perch from those […]