Enviros loses the challenge of building the National Guard


By Alyssa Aquino (Jan. 6, 2022, 5:33 p.m. EST) – An environmental group lost its challenge over a $ 60 million expansion of the 115th Fighter Wing when a Wisconsin federal judge ruled the National Guard had taken enough into account the potential effects of so-called forever chemicals that do not break down easily.

Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin Inc. had protested against plans to build the Wisconsin Air National Guard unit based in Madison, Wisconsin, arguing that the National Guard Office had not thoroughly investigated the potential of construction to disturb and disperse pollutants to groundwater and soil in nearby Starkweather Creek and Lake Monona.

U.S. District Judge William Conley disagreed, stressing …

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