New Paper: “Scientific evidence invalidates health assumptions underlying the FCC and ICNIRP exposure limit determinations for radiofrequency radiation: implications for 5G”

Carcinogenesis from chronic exposure to radio-frequency radiation Dr. James C. Lin, one of the world’s most renowned scientists who has studied the effects of radio frequency (RF) radiation, and a distinguished former member of the two organizations that created the RF exposure limits, the International Commission on Nonionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), challenges the validity of these safety limits. He concludes in his latest peer-reviewed paper: “The simple […]

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New Petition: Repeal ZTA 19-07 and ZTA 22-01. Effects are harmful to residents and neighborhoods

October 25, 2022. A sad day. Thrive 2050 and ZTA 22-01 were both passed by the Montgomery County Council. This is not over! We will not stand by and allow cell towers 30 feet from our homes! We won’t stand for gentrification and displacement! “Shame on all of you — we hold you accountable,” yelled a woman in the audience after the vote for ZTA 22-01. WTOP: New Rules Make 5G Expansion Easier in Montgomery County […]

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Thank you to everyone who came out to support our Rally opposing ZTA 22-01

We’re still in this! Also, BIG Thanks to Fox5DC and @thesierrafox for helping to uplift our voices, raising more awareness. The rally was held Tuesday October 11th On the steps of the County Council Building 100 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD Share the news coverage with friends! Post on social media! https://www.fox5dc.com/news/residents-protest-cell-towers-in-montgomery-county Re-tweet   ! Second news report. https://youtu.be/f4N1ZMN3ecE Rally Highlight: Marion Edey, long-time Environmental Activist and once Founder of the National League of Conservation Voters (LCV), […]

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FCC’s recent big loss in court proves what residents warned all along: Montgomery County Council can’t trust the FCC’s safety standards from 1996 for wireless radiation to protect our families.

Council will be rushing a ZTA 22–01 zoning vote on Oct. 25th to outrun a Nov. 1st zoning deadline in this year of an election. Use the 1-minute email tool to quickly send emails to the entire Council to oppose cell towers near homes–ZTA 22-01.

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Councilmember Riemer Ignores County Executive’s Recommendation
to Table ZTA 22-01

Key Points From County Executive Marc Elrich’s Letter: NO federal obligation to pass this ZTA NO need Prudent to wait for FCC reply to Appeals Court ruling on “arbitrary and capricious” RF rules Won’t help address digital divide. Montgomery County digital equity efforts include: 12,294 County households have enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) – as of JUNE 2022 Residents enrolled in other benefit programs are eligible to receive $45 off their home or mobile broadband […]

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Racial Equity Social Justice Impact Statement Based Largely on Industry-Funded Report

The Council’s own staff, in its Racial Equity and Social Justice impact statement on ZTA 22-01, did not find that 22-01 would have a positive net impact on racial equity or social justice in the County. And that was after relying on a “report” that was “generously” supported by T-Mobile. At the same time, they noted that “if the reduced set back requirements for small cell towers authorized under ZTA 22-01 results in negative health […]

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MoCo Residents have had enough of the false claims by the Telecom industry and their lobbyists AND by Councilmember Hans Riemer

Council’s narratives about residential wireless zoning requirements cannot be squared with what the FCC guidance actually states. THERE IS NO FCC REQUIREMENT! The following is an excerpt of a report by Montgomery County Clear Vistas. Read the entire document here. Background Information: Zoning Text Amendments relating to “small” wireless facilities On July 27, 2021, the Council approved Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 19-07, which enables deployment of telecommunications towers in County rights-of-way in residential and agricultural […]

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