• Judge: F-35 plan needs no permit
    May 14,2014
     

    BURLINGTON — An Environmental Court judge says no land-use permit is needed to bring F-35 fighter planes to Burlington International Airport.

    In a ruling issued Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Thomas Walsh rejected a call by F-35 opponents who argued that an Act 250 permit would be needed to bring the planes to the airport.

    The South Burlington airport is owned by the city of Burlington.

    WPTZ-TV reports Walsh says any construction that would be required at the Vermont National Air Guard base to accommodate the F-35s would not represent substantial changes at the airport.

    The Guard has said the planes will require about $5 million in building upgrades.

    The Guard is scheduled to get 18 F-35s in 2020. They will replace the Guard’s aging F-16 fighter planes.

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