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North Country News
8:30 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Burlington, VT Council Postpones F-35 Debate

Burlington City Hall
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The head of the city council in the Vermont city of Burlington says the council will not discuss the F-35 fighter jet at its upcoming meeting because of a lack of the proper insurance.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Burlington City Council Hears From Residents About F35 Plan

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The Burlington City Council heard public comment Monday night on a controversial U.S. Air Force proposal to base F-35 fighter jets at the National Guard base at the Burlington International Airport.

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North Country News
5:45 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

City Councils Take Comments on Fighter Jet, South Burlington Reverses Position on F-35

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The U.S. Air Force is expected to decide where it will base the new F-35 fighter jets by the end of the year. The Burlington International Airport, which houses the Vermont National Guard, is one of the preferred sites.  Two cities near the flight path for the proposed F-35 fighter jet held hearings last night regarding the Air Force plan to house the plane in Vermont. One of the city councils reversed a previous vote and will now support the new jet.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Error in F-35 Report Inflames Basing Debate

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The U.S. Air Force says information regarding support for basing the new F-35 fighter jet at the Burlington International Airport was overstated in the just released revised Environmental Impact Statement.  But supporters say the corrected numbers are still skewed because officials are counting a petition with more than 10,000 signatures as only one comment.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Air Force Admits Error on Jet Support

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The U.S. Air Force is admitting giving out wrong information regarding public support for basing the F-35 fighter jet in Burlington.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Revised F-35 EIS Report for Burlington Released

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The U.S. Air Force has released a revised draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed siting of the F-35 fighter jet at the Burlington Air National Guard Base. While there are some changes to the document, it doesn’t appear to have diminished the debate over the mission.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Air Force Releases Revised F-35 Study for Vermont

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Vermont National Guard officials are studying a revised draft of an environmental impact statement about how basing the F-35 fighter jet in Vermont would affect the area around the Burlington International Airport.

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North Country News
7:30 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Air Force Delays Impact Statement on F-35s

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The Vermont National Guard says the United States Air Force has delayed the release of a final environmental impact statement on where to base its next-generation fighter jet, the F-35, until the fall.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Vermont’s Governor and Local Officials Travel to Florida to Listen to Jet Noise

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The U.S. Air Force is considering basing its newest fighter jet - the F35 - at the Burlington International Airport.  But opponents are concerned about the noise level of the planes.  Vermont’s Governor and other officials traveled to Florida on Wednesday to listen to the planes.

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New England News
5:20 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

MacGovern Doesn't Want F-35 Planes at Vermont Airport

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate John MacGovern says he doesn't think the U.S. Air Force should base F-35 fighter planes at the Burlington International Airport.

MacGovern says the area is incompatible with the next generation fighter plane that is louder than the F-16 plane now flown by the Vermont National Guard from the base.

MacGovern said it could be years before the Air Force phases out the F-16, which would give plenty of time for the Vermont Guard to find a new mission or redevelop the base.

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