Vermont Says No to the F35: Here is Why
We can stop the Pentagon’s plan to base F35 fighter bombers at the Burlington International
Airport. The whole F35 project should be canceled. Here is why.
It was recently announced by the US Air Force that Burlington International Airport is now a top choice for the basing of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter despite the fact the an Environmental Impact Study has yet to be completed. BIA is the preferred location for the F-35 in part because our pristine air quality will allow the USAF (via the VTANG) to produce a large amount of pollution without requiring any mitigation. Given that the F-35 burns Benzene (a class A carcinogen) at a much higher rate than the F-16, this is a very important factor.