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Opponents of F-35 plan to sue government

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Opponents of the F-35 fighter jet say the Air Force has made its decision to base the planes in Vermont and they are now planning to sue the government. There has been no official word on the basing decision, though it is expected sometime this month.

In every step of the planning process, the Vermont Air Guard has been the military's preferred choice as the first Guard unit to get the new planes. Opponents say their sources inside the Air Force tell them the decision has been made.

Opponents have raised objections about the noise from the jets and concerns about crash dangers. The group says it will file a lawsuit saying the environmental impact study the Air Force did at the Burlington airport was inadequate under federal law.

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