More PFAS contamination found in airport runoff

The Wisconsin State Journal  |  6 May, 2020  |  Chris Hubbuch   original article   “Dane County says it has found additional sources of harmful chemicals in water that drains from the Madison airport and plans to test a new technology for treating the water. The county said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon that […]

High PFAS toxin levels found in Starkweather Creek sediment [by Truax Field ANG base]

The Cap Times  |  24 April 2020  |  Steven Elbow Original Article  Starkweather Creek Watershed Map    “Test results of PFAS in troubled Starkweather Creek sediment show high levels for one of the more toxic varieties of the chemical group. [per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances] The results add to concerns about PFAS pollution in the creek, […]

Rolling protest of F-35s coming to Madison ‘amplifies voices’ around State Capitol

Wisconsin State Journal  |  18 April 2020  |  Howard Hardee   Original Article  A cacophony of cars horns filled the air around the state Capitol on Saturday afternoon as a caravan of protesters registered their dissatisfaction last week’s decision to base a squadron of F-35 fighter jets in Madison.   It was the latest protest […]

Air Force picks Truax for F-35 base; Madison opponents consider legal response

The Cap Times  |  15 April 2020  |  Steven Elbow   original article  While the U.S. Air Force cleared the final bureaucratic hurdle Wednesday to bring a squadron of F-35 fighter jets to Truax Field, opponents say they might take to the courts to stop the move. “We have retained some attorneys a while ago […]

Nation doesn’t need more war planes — Bradley Geyer

Wisconsin State Journal  |  15 April  |  Bradley Geyer :  Original Article  The U.S. military needs to focus on defending our nation. We have more than enough military already. We have too many bases around the world. Our government should not be controlling other nations. It should not be taking resources from other nations — […]

Madison chosen for F-35 mission; Truax to get first jets in 2023

Wisconsin State Journal  |  15 April 2020  |  Chris Hubbach    Madison chosen for F-35 mission; Truax to get first jets in 2023 Madison has been chosen to host a squadron of F-35 fighter jets. The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that it will send the new jets to the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th […]

‘We have just begun:’ Opponents of militarism proclaim

Northside News   |  15 April  2020  |   Oona Mackesey-Green   Original Article   U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson announced Wednesday morning that the U.S. Air Force had selected Truax Field in Madison as the site for squadron of F-35 fighter jets. The announcement follows months of local opposition to the F-35s from residents who live near Truax […]

Carla D. Raushenbush: Struggling to understand Baldwin’s support for F-35s

The Cap Time  |  10 April 2020  |  Carla D. Raushenbush     Dear Editor: Dear Sen. Tammy Baldwin, I hope this finds you well! I am fine, staying at home during the pandemic.   I am angry and despairing over your continuing support of F-35s in Madison. Trying to understand, I have researched and […]

Miskimen: Oppose F-35’s that are ineffective, dangerous, too expensive and they pollute

Dear Alders: I have contacted my alder Patrick Heck and others about opposing the F-35 plans at Truax. Especially in this time of Covid-19, we appreciate the vital work of the Air National Guard and the 115th Fighter Wing. It’d be preferable to so many of us, that these resources be put towards missions that […]

Release: Safe Skies Sends Petition to Air Force

Contact: Steven Klafka, (608) 255-5030  This past Thursday, Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin sent Barbara Barrett, Secretary of the Air Force, and Wisconsin government officials a petition signed by more than 2,000 residents opposed to the beddown of F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field in Madison. “In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we think it […]