Truthout: Democrats Back Down From Battle With Defense Department Over PFAS

Truthout  |  Nov 14, 2019  |  Pat Elder   “Back in July, the House of Representatives included an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to force the Environmental Protection Agency to designate all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) “as hazardous substances” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the Superfund law. […]

Wild Warner: Advocates of Wildlife and Nature Oppose F-35’s in Madison

Wild Warner,Inc., is a 501.c.3 organization that advocates for the wildlife and natural spaces in Warner Park and our partner city and county parks; for public nature recreation; and for the promotion of nature education for children of all ages as well as the general public. We are opposed to the stationing of F-35 fighter […]

Cap Times: Madison Must Consider Global Implications

Patrick O’Connell  |  guest columnist  |  Nov 9, 2019  | Cap Times    Madison Must Consider Global Implications of F-35 [weapons] “Given that at some point, these new jets will likely find themselves flying overseas, we need to ask ourselves whether or not we’ll approve of all of their future missions. If America enters another […]

The Environmental Impact of F-35’s at Truax – Our Press Conference Nov 4

Safe Skies Clean Water Press Conference Please Join Us Monday Morning – Nov. 4 @ 10 AM   We will be highlighting all of our work commenting on the Air Force’s draft EIS on the F-35A deployment. A representative of Physicians for Social Responsibility will also speak about their concerns with the F-35. You may […]

“This is the kind of Neighborhood Money Cannot Buy”: S. Burlington VT Residents Share Their Experiences with Fighter Jets

Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative  |  Oct 31, 2019   |  WCMCoop  WCMCoop accepts donations  please consider supporting citizen journalism   On October 24, 2019 a delegation of elected officials and community leaders from Madison, WI spoke with residents of the Chamberlain neighborhood in S. Burlington, VT about their experiences with VT Air National Guard (VTANG) fighter jets […]

Opposition Statement from the Wisconsin Greens  |  Sep 25, 2019  |  Dave Schwab, Co-Chair WI Green Party   WI Greens: No F-35s in Madison!   Friday November 1st is the deadline to submit public comments in opposition to the proposed addition of 18 F-35 multirole combat aircraft to Truax Field in Madison. The Wisconsin Green Party’s position is that the proposed F-35 […]

Sustainable Madison Committee, City of Madison, Response to USAF Environmental Impact Statement

 October 30, 2019  |  Sustainable Madison Committee  |  City of Madison    To: Ramon Ortiz, 35A EIS Project Manager From: City of Madison, Sustainable Madison Committee  RE: FR#2018-02468   We, the members of the Sustainable Madison Committee, a committee that takes a leadership role in the promotion of sustainability for the City of Madison, the […]

Rep. Chris Taylor takes Madison team to Vermont to learn about F-35s

The Wisconsin Examiner   |  Oct 28, 2019  |  Ruth Conniff   Residents compare notes on planes’ impact on communities Link to original article in Wisconsin Examiner   Donate to Wisconsin Examiner “A group of community leaders led by Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) flew to Burlington, Vermont, last week to see firsthand how a community that […]

Video: Save Our Skies Live in Vermont Event 10/24

Live at the Burlington International Airport for the Noise Abatement workshop for an impromptu public forum. Thursday, October 24, 2019  |  Livestream by Julie Macugal. Link to the video Event begins at 12 minutes in.

Project on Government Oversight: F-35: The Most Expensive Weapons Program in History

The F-35 program serves as the ideal case study to understand the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex. The program encapsulates all the problems with the business of purchasing weapons in the United States. The F-35 has a needlessly complicated design that makes it expensive and difficult to operate and maintain. While this design makes it less effective in […]