Wednesday, September 15, 2010
• 3 fighter jet per night from dusk to dawn flying as low as 200 feet Monday through Friday and possibly weekends over northern New Mexico rural areas
• These flights are simulated war missions. Simulating warring on our wild animals and human population in New Mexico
• A fighter jet bearing down at 200 feet overhead is an attack without bombs and bullets. The energy is the same as being under fire in war.
• What will happen to the welfare of the wildlife, the people, who are exposed to these daily attacks?
• One jet's emission is equivalent to the toxic chemical emissions of 10,000 cars (the toxic chemicals in jet fuels consists of the same basic chemicals as used in hydraulic fracturing fluids used for drilling gas wells!--benzene, toluene, xylene, etc....diesel fuel and many additional chemicals)
• No public meetings are currently scheduled. People's only access is by email, writing or calling. We understand the impact of public meetings.
• Air Force is seeking public input, however, will we have the right to stop this invasive activity by saying "No?"
• Call your state and federal representatives and tell them to help set up public comment meetings.
• Comment period ends October 4th, 2010
Drilling Mora County
Air Force proposes area training
Planes could fly low altitude
September 09, 2010
By Las Vegas Optic
The U.S. Air Force is interested in flying low over the region.
In an advertisement that ran in Friday’s Las Vegas Optic, the Air Force announced that it is seeking public input regarding a proposal to establish a low-altitude tactical navigation, or LATN, area over northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. The Air Force wants to do an assessment of the proposal to determine possible environmental consequences should the plan go through.
Current missions require aircraft training in varied mountainous terrain and desert-like environments, the ad stated. The Air Force is interest in this region because of “the lack of large civilian populations, proximity to Cannon (Air Force Base)” and the varied topography and weather conditions. The idea is to train C-130 and CV-22 Osprey aircrews in the area.
The training would include about three flights a day, or about 688 per year, with aircraft flying between 200 and 3,000 feet above ground level, with most flights at about 500 feet. Airspeeds would be below 250 knots, or about 288 mph, with most flights on weeknights, according to the Air Force....continued....