News

F-35 Jet Foes Submit Environmental Justice Complaint to EPA – March 23, 2022

F-35 Jet Foes Submit Environmental Justice Complaint to EPA – March 23, 2022

Read the full complaint: Safe Skies EPA Administrative Complaint – Mar.23.2022 COMPLAINT UNDER TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 For Immediate Release (PDF) March 23, 2022 F-35 Jet Foes Submit Environmental Justice Complaint to EPA Today Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin submitted an Environmental Justice Complaint to the USEPA Administrator Michael Regan…

IPWG Newsletter focuses on fighter jets

IPWG Newsletter focuses on fighter jets

IPWG_Newsletter_WINTER_2022 This issue of the Interfaith Peace Working Group Newsletter contains 2 articles about F-35 jets and one on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  

Madison City Council rejects North Side farmland development over F-35 concerns

Madison City Council rejects North Side farmland development over F-35 concerns

Logan Wroge | Wisconsin State Journal,l February 23, 2022 Read online The Madison City Council has rejected for a second time a proposed farmland development on the city’s North Side, siding with neighbors who contend the property isn’t suitable for housing with the coming noise from F-35 fighter jets to nearby Truax Field. The council…

Newly leaked video shows F-35 crashing in flames on aircraft carrier

Newly leaked video shows F-35 crashing in flames on aircraft carrier

By Brad Lendon and Ivan Watson, CNN | Updated 11:50 PM ET, Mon February 7, 2022 Read online (CNN)A video posted on social media over the weekend shows the stealth fighter that crashed on a US Navy aircraft carrier last month bursting into flames as it strikes the flight deck of the massive warship. The F-35C, the newest fighter in…

U.S. military jet crashes into aircraft carrier, injuring several people

U.S. military jet crashes into aircraft carrier, injuring several people

Jan 25, 2022, CBS News: Seven military personnel were injured when a U.S. Navy jet had a “landing mishap” on the USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea. The pilot was able to eject. CBS News’ Anne-Marie Green has more. Jan 24, 2022, Today News Post A U.S. Navy fighter jet attempting to land…

Lockheed Martin in top 10 donors to ‘Sedition Caucus’ members

Lockheed Martin in top 10 donors to ‘Sedition Caucus’ members

Accountable, January 2022 | Full article A year ago, violent rioters attacked the U.S. Capitol, armed with Trump’s Big Lie and bolstered by a cabal of extreme-right Congress members who refused to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. Insurrectionists stormed the halls, breaking into the Senate Chamber and the House Speaker’s private office. Capitol…

Protest held in opposition to F-35s at Truax Field
|

Protest held in opposition to F-35s at Truax Field

Channel 3000 | Posted: January 13, 2022 MADISON, Wis. — Local activists gathered at the Dane County Regional Airport on Thursday to protest the transition to new F-35 jets at the airport. Demonstrators said they want local officials to stop the construction of new facilities to handle the planes at Truax Field and instead clean…

With PFAS cleanup years in the future, National Guard says its moving ‘quickly’ on Truax investigation

With PFAS cleanup years in the future, National Guard says its moving ‘quickly’ on Truax investigation

January 12, 2022, Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal Read online The National Guard says it is moving at a “really quick pace” to investigate toxic pollution at Truax Field, though it could take more than a decade to begin actual cleanup. Testing of groundwater under the base has revealed fluorinated compounds known as PFAS…

Federal court order effectively revokes legitimacy of 115-decibel F-35 training in cities

Federal court order effectively revokes legitimacy of 115-decibel F-35 training in cities

James Marc Leas, January 8, 2022 | Cancel the F-35 Read online NOTE from Safe Skies Clean Water WI: This article focuses on Vermont, but of course the same issues are relevant here in Wisconsin. The court ruled that governors have command authority over National Guard training and must conform the Guard training to US…

Judge tosses lawsuit from F-35 opponents, says National Guard environmental review OK

Judge tosses lawsuit from F-35 opponents, says National Guard environmental review OK

Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal January 5, 2022 A federal judge has dismissed one of two lawsuits filed by a group opposed to basing F-35 fighter jets in Madison. Safe Skies Clean Water sued the National Guard Bureau in December, claiming it failed to study and account for the effects of 27 construction projects…