Allen Ruff speaks with Pat Elder on “Forever Chemicals,” PFAS and the Military (Tues, Noon, 2/27: “A Public Affair,” WORT, 89.9fm)

Listen Live – WORT 89,9 FM Community Radio Madison       This week on “A Public Affair”  Thursday, February 27 with host Allen Ruff, the guest. Pat Elder comes to us from Maryland.  Elder is an expert in a number of areas including PFAS chemicals and the US military, military recruiting and students. Elder’s […]

Media Coverage of F-35 Jets, PFAS, Truax & You [educational forum]

News coverage of our event: Opposition‌ ‌of‌ ‌F-35‌ ‌fighter‌ ‌jets‌ ‌in‌ ‌Madison‌ ‌leads‌ ‌public‌ ‌forum‌ – Daily Cardinal  Coalition holds panel discussion on F-35 jets in Madison  – WKOW Channel 27 ABC Panel hears concerns on PFAS, F-35 jets  – WMTV Channel 15 NBC Organization hosts forum opposing F-35 Jets  –  WISC Channel 3 CBS WMSN […]

WI Chapter of National Association of Social Workers takes a stand against F-35’s

The National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter opposes bringing F-35 jets to the Air National Guard Truax Field. NASW WI is concerned that the greatly elevated sound levels of the F-35s would negatively impact thousands of low income and diverse residents. We are also concerned about the potential impact of this sound on day […]

Oppose the Jets! An Open Letter to the City of Madison, County of Dane Officials

Mayor Satya, Executive Parisi, Nan, Heather, Mary, and other marvelous city and county staffers – Thank each of you so much for your constant amazing work for Madison and Dane County.  Please come out strongly against siting the F-35s here, and use your influence to get Sen Baldwin to withdraw her support.  I am so […]

Is it Business or Is It Government: Lockheed Conflicts

On February 10, General Joseph Dunford will join the Lockheed Board of Directors. Gen. Dunford was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2015 to 2019 according to Reuters news agency. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the nation’s highest-ranking military officer and the principal military advisor to the president, the […]

Statewide Coalition of 30 Groups Call for Federal Listing of Toxic PFAS Chemicals

Jan 31, 2020 https://cswab.org/statewide-coalition-of-30-groups-call-for-federal-listing-of-toxic-pfas-chemicals/ WISCONSIN – In response to a request from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for public comment on proposed federal rulemaking, 30 organizations from around Wisconsin submitted a formal joint statement today supporting the addition of PFAS to the list of reportable chemical releases. The groups are calling on EPA to list ALL per- […]

VIDEO: Defense Analyst, Military Jet Expert Pierre Sprey on F-35’s – January 17

Pierre Sprey spoke in Madison on January 17 explaining many of the issues with the F-35, a program that he feels should be cancelled. F-35s blow up if they get hit by lightning? They can’t fly if the sun is out and the jet fuel gets too hot? They won’t be a defense for the […]

Foes urge Dane County to oppose F-35s, which look increasingly likely; county says it is powerless

The Capital Times  |  24 Jan 2020  |  Steven Elbow   “Several activists on Thursday urged a Dane County committee to “get the ball rolling” to oppose bringing F-35 fighter jets to the Air National Guard base at Truax Field before the possible start of construction this spring, but county officials say there’s little they […]

Richard Tillema: Legislators should openly debate F-35s

The Capital Times  |  15 Jan 2020  |  Richard Tillema   “Dear Editor: The time for vigorous debate about national security has come to Madison. Here, politicians want to locate F-35s. F-35s’ purpose is to destroy others’ defenses and clear the way for larger, less mobile bombers, thus preventing the kind of disaster that befell […]

Sign the NEW Petition! 2020

Please sign this petition (text below) even if you have already signed another petition. We are pulling together everyone who is opposed to show the strength of our opposition.  Thank you! We can influence the outcome of this proposal, and we need to speak up. More information below. To: Barbara Barrett, Secretary of the Air […]