A resolution approved on a 16-3 vote with one abstention stopped short of completely opposing the F-35s being based in Madison, but it asks the Air Force to pick another location for the jets.
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The agency reported a total of 449 violations of safe water standards at 101 systems in 2018 for contaminants such as bacteria, nitrate, arsenic and radionuclides.
Truax Field is one of five locations under consideration to host two squadrons of F-35 jets, which would result in new jobs and economic development, as well as additional noise and pollution for East Side neighborhoods.
The base at Truax Field is one of five possible locations for a squadron of 20 F-35 jets.
The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians says the Nemadji Trail Energy Center would damage local wetlands, contribute to climate change and perpetuate the practice of hydraulic fracking.
The utility will use $3.5 million in cash to replace about 1 percent of its pipes each year, which is expected to save customers money that would otherwise go to interest payments.
The bill would limit where firefighters and others could test or train with foams containing highly fluorinated compounds known as PFAS.
The 9-megawatt solar farm, expected to come online next year pending federal approval, is expected to provide about 40 percent of the electricity to power county-owned buildings, saving the county about $137,000 a year.
Using a system of hydraulic jacks, rails and a turntable, a crew from Reynolds Transfer and Storage lifted the transformer from its base in the Blount Street substation and slid it about 600 feet.
“We have the will. We will find the way,” said Jeff Keebler, president and CEO of Madison Gas & Electric, which earlier this year set a goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.