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 […]

Safe Skies Clean Water Coalition Honored at Progressive Dane’s Snow Ball Event

The Snow Ball event took place December 7 at the Argus Bar in Madison, Wisconsin.  The David Austin Memorial Award is presented for commitment and work toward creating  a just and fair society through progressive public policy and electoral efforts that bring new ideas and new people into the local conversation. We have been fighting […]

Choose Between Life and Death

Truthdig  |  Nov 27, 2019  |  Lindsay Koshgarian   “If you’re following the presidential race, you’ve heard plenty of sniping about Medicare for All and whether we can afford it. But when it comes to endless war or endless profits for Pentagon contractors, we’re told we simply must afford it — no questions asked. According to one […]

We the People Need to Start Setting the Priorities.

Are you familiar with what a dollar looks like?  Of course.  But would you recognize a billion dollars or a trillion? What A Trillion Dollars Looks Like   Over the last 18 years, the United States has spent $4.9 trillion on  weapons and the military.   When people talk of war, we will be asking:  […]

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 […]

Comparing Fighter/Bomber Jet Aircraft with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles [Drones]

Bradley Geyer, former Staff Sergeant USAF/Wisconsin Air National Guard  |  20 Nov 2019   Why would the US government spend $100 Million to purchase on a F-35 fighter/bomber jet aircraft when a Reaper drone costs around $10 Million? The operating and maintenance costs for the F-35 are over $100 Million in addition to the purchase […]

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 […]

Update: Airport Noise Abatement Meeting, Wed Nov. 20 @ 5:30pm

Airport Noise Abatement Subcommittee: Dane County Regional Airport “Dane County Regional Airport (DCRA) is commtitted to reducing the impacts of aircraft noise whenever possible.  DCRA works closely  with airport partners to reduce the impact of noise on the surrounding community by encouraging the use of noise abatement procedures and other takeoff/landing methods that reduce noise […]

Updated – 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 […]