Air Force Shirked Noise Issue In Vt. F-35 Base, Court Hears

By Jacob Fischler (December 15, 2015, 4:31 PM EST) -- A Vermont city and a group of citizens asked a federal judge Monday to undo a U.S. Air Force determination to base a fleet of fighter jets at Burlington's airport, saying the military failed to properly consider the effects of jet noise.

The Air Force shirked its duty under the National Environmental Policy Act to provide a detailed evaluation of direct and indirect effects of basing a fleet of F-35A aircraft at the Burlington International Airport, the city of Winooski and a coalition of local residents said in two separate motions for summary judgment Monday.

Basing the fighters at the city-owned...

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