Midwest Environmental Justice Organization (MEJO) comments on the Draft EIS

The Midwest Environmental Justice Organization’s core mission is to work with communities to identify and work together to prevent exposures to toxic chemicals, especially among the most vulnerable people such as low income people, people of color, children, and elderly.

We are opposed to the F-35s. Their placement at Truax Field in Madison Wisconsin will expose thousands of people in our community—especially low income people of color—to toxic noise and chemical pollution.

We request a revised Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed beddown of F-35A jet fighters at Truax Field in Madison, WI. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) did not respond to several of our EIS scoping comments (see Appendix A). A previous Environmental Assessment (EA) closely associated with the projects in the Draft EIS violated CFR 989.19 by not including the appropriate type and level of public review and improperly segmented the EA from the EIS projects, violating NEPA. See here and here.

MEJO Comments on Draft EIS re F-35s: April 6, 2018

MEJO F35 EIS Comments November 1, 2019