VA to study whether military toxic exposures [Like PFAS] are tied to veterans cancers, illnesses

McLatchy  | Nov 13, 2019  |  Tara Copp   [First, things that are toxic cause cancer and illness … so duh. ] Support the troops. Ban PFAS and PFOS and the chemicals that are related but have not had thorough long term testing. Corporate profits do not TRUMP human safety. “Veterans groups and their families […]

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. […]

Community Development Authority Statement on F-35’s for Truax/Madison

CDA Statement on proposed Air National Guard F-35A Operational Beddown October 16, 2019 Madison’s Community Development Authority (CDA) governs the city’s 857 public and multifamily housing units. The focus of this housing is to “provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.”  Public Housing Purpose and Properties […]

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 […]

PFAS Pollution from Truax: Emerson East Neighborhood Association of Madison

Dear elected representatives, [listed below] The Emerson East neighborhood in Madison is nearby the Truax Airfield, the major known source of PFAS (per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances) in the Madison area. Before Well 15 was taken offline in March 2019, the Emerson East neighborhood received up to 20% of our drinking water from that well. […]

Opposition to F-35s: Emerson East Neighborhood Association of Madison

Dear Mr. Ramon Ortiz and elected representatives, [listed below] The Emerson East Neighborhood Association is dedicated to improving our area as a place to live, work and recreate, with an emphasis on social and environmental sustainability. Our neighborhood association recently voted unanimously to oppose the siting of F-35A fighter jets in Madison, Wisconsin. All the […]

No F-35 AFT- Wisconsin

The American Federation of Teachers – Wisconsin (AFT-W) passed the following resolution at their convention on Oct. 29, 2017. Resolution:                No F-35 Fighter Plane – Education Instead Resolved, AFT-Wisconsin demands a “just transition” including full re-employment for F-35 and other defense workers with comparable wages and benefits as a priority, and be […]

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 […]