See http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/news/?id=A41BD805-EDA2-4F00-B7DA-... for Bernie's reporting on his meeting with Lisa Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, and their tour of the eco friendly green VTANG base and solar panel installation.
Bernie, please ask Lisa Jackson about the F35 projected 65 DNL and its impact on Winooski, South Burlington and surrounding communities. The 65 DNL is not an arbitrary noise level. That's why the Federal Interagency Committee on Urban Noise treats this as such an important number.
Please see the attachment below for a very recent analysis by the EPA of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for an expansion of an airport in Guam by the Air Force. They keep getting back to the 65 DNL and they state "residential land use is incompatible with noise levels above DNL 65 dB...". Maybe the people in Guam are more important than Vermonters?