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Revised F-35 Report Expected

The Air Force is expected to release a revised draft of an environmental impact statement. The statement explains how the F-35 fighter jet would affect the area around the Burlington International Airport.

Supporters of basing the planes in Vermont say they would guarantee more than a thousand well-paying jobs.

Opponents argue the planes are significantly louder than the F-16 aircraft they are designed to replace.

The revised report is expected to take into account how population growth around the airport will affect the number of people who live in zones where the sound is especially loud.