Why write a letter to the editor?

Thank you to the 1,228 readers whose letters to the editor were published during 2020 Wisconsin State Journal editorial board Jan 3, 2021 Read online Even in the digital age with countless social media sites available to the public, your daily newspaper is still the best and most impactful way to have your say and […]

NEWS RELEASE: Fighter Jet Noise Disrupts Lives, Children, and Working from Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2021 Contact: Steven Klafka, steven.klafka@gmail.com, 608-213-4473 News Release PDF Fighter Jet Noise Disrupts Lives, Children, and Working from Home [Jet Noise Survey] [Summary of Results] Results of the 2020 Fighter Jet Noise Survey have been released by Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin. Thus far, over 500 Madison residents responded to […]

PFAS may impact COVID outcomes

Ecosystem Destruction Fueled the Pandemic. Pollution Has Made It Worse. BY Leanna First-Arai, Truthout  – PUBLISHED December 30, 2020 Read Online Excerpt: “… Much remains to be researched regarding the impact of pollution and other environmental malaise on COVID outcomes. A Danish study now under peer review suggests exposure to the “forever chemical” PFAS may increase the likelihood […]

Taxpayers for Common Sense: As Predicted, More F-35s

ROLLING ANALYSIS, FY21 OMNIBUSAs Predicted, More F-35sAdding up the increases National Security  | Analysis Dec 22, 2020  | 1 min read | Print Article Read online The FY21 President’s Budget Request for F-35s was for 79 airframes across the three military services that fly tactical jets. The House of Representatives’ bill added 12 aircraft for the Air Force. The Senate […]

Wisconsin’s PFAS Action Council releases its PFAS Action Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2020 Contact: GovPress@wisconsin.gov MADISON — Gov. Evers today announced the release of a statewide PFAS Action Plan developed by nearly 20 state agencies to address growing public health and environmental concerns regarding PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in Wisconsin. The plan includes 25 action items centered around three guiding principles: environmental justice, health […]

F-16 Noise Survey Results

As of 12-7-2020 we have received 508 responses. Here is a summary with some comments, followed by the data. Jump to data (Take the survey here) “If I am in a zoom or skype meeting for my workplace, I have to stop speaking to the group mid-sentence and mute my mic to protect their ears,” […]

National Guard sued over environmental review of F-35 projects at Truax Field

December 7, 2020 Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal Read online A group opposed to basing F-35 fighter jets in Madison is suing the National Guard over its environmental review of construction to prepare Truax Field to host the new planes. Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin claims the National Guard Bureau violated federal environmental law […]

DNR listening sessions to seek public input on PFAS contamination – Nov 18

Subject: PFAS Investigation in Marinette, Peshtigo, and Surrounding Communities: A Message From Governor Tony Evers November 11, 2020 My Fellow Wisconsinites, On behalf of all Wisconsinites, I hope this message finds you safe and healthy. I know you had previously reached out on a related issue, so I wanted to make sure you were aware […]

Report Airport Noise

Report or contact the Military regarding a noise event:  Public Affairs: 608-245-4395 or online Military Aircraft Noise Report Form Michael Stephens, Operations & Public Safety Director 246-3392 Here is the link to sign up for alerts of unusual activities by the 115th: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIDMA/subscriber/new?category_id=WIDMA_C4/. These F-35 fighter jets should not be in highly populated areas of the country.  They  […]

Selective Arithmetic to Hide the F-35’s True Costs

Project On Government Oversight (POGO): BY DAN GRAZIER | FILED UNDER ANALYSIS | OCTOBER 21, 2020 https://www.pogo.org/analysis/2020/10/selective-arithmetic-to-hide-the-f-35s-true-costs/ Last month, while Lockheed Martin and the government negotiated a major contract modification for the troubled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, stories appeared in the trade presses with familiar headlines: “The F-35 Is Getting Cheaper: Is It Time To Buy More […]