City of
Madison

District 12

Alder Syed Abbas

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Council Vice President

Alder Syed Abbas,
Council Vice President

Contact Information

Home Address:

P.O. Box 7671
Madison , WI 53707

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Abbas’ Blog

F-35 EIS Update

February 19, 2020 1:08 PM

Neighbors, 

Today, the final report for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) regarding F-35s coming to Madison final came out.

 

I am sorry to say that according to the report, the 115 FW in Madison, Wisconsin, has been identified as the preferred alternative for the 5th Operational Beddown for F-35s, and the 187 FW in Montgomery, Alabama as the preferred alternative for the 6th Operational Beddown. However, the final decision will be made by the Secretary of the Air Force after thirty days once its formally published in the federal register.

The report clearly mentions details about environmental injustice and the Protection of Children within the affected area (see below):

"There would be significant disproportionate impacts to low-income and minority populations as well as children. The increase in noise exposure to the south of the airport would disproportionately impact low-income areas and the increase in noise exposure to the east of the airport would disproportionately impact a low-income minority population. In addition, the Proposed Action could disproportionately impact children".

 

As your alder, I have strongly opposed and stood against F-35s coming to Madison on the public forum as well as at the Common Council. I have been advocating for your voices in opposition and I will stand with you to fight against the environmental and racial injustices. I will continue to strongly oppose the F-35s.

The 931 page report only just came out this morning and I have not had the chance to read all of it so please stay tuned for more info.

 

Best,
Syed




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