The final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposal to base F-35 military jets at the Truax Air National Guard Base was released earlier this week, confirming community leaders’ concerns about the impact of the F-35s on the health and safety of Madison residents.
Today on the show, Allen is joined by Alder Rebecca Kemble and investigative journalist Pat Elder to discuss opposition to F-35s, PFAS and water contamination near military bases, the relationship between the Department of Defense and the environment, and more.
Pat Elder is an investigative journalist with Civilian Exposure and director of the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy. He serves on the board of directors of World Beyond War and is the author of Military Recruiting in the United States (2016).
Cover image: “Mapping the Expanding PFAS Crisis” from the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute