Madison School Board, state representative and retired Air Force colonel weigh in on F-35 debate Sept 24, 2019 – Amy Reid

MADISON, Wis. – Debate surrounding the U.S. Air Force placing F-35 jets in Madison continued Monday as a state lawmaker called for a revised environmental impact statement and the Madison School Board asked the Wisconsin Air National Guard to reconsider placing the jets in the city.

At a press conference Monday, Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, said there are key pieces of information missing from the draft environmental impact statement the U.S. Air Force released in August.

“There’s been a lot of conflicting information out there and misinformation regarding this proposal,” she said.

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Rosanne Greco, a former city councilor from Burlington, Vermont, said peak decibel levels for both F-16s and F-35s were available in her city’s environmental impact statement. Greco flew into Madison to help educate the community about how it can push back against the proposal, applying what she learned in her city’s failed efforts to do the same.