Opinion: Montgomery Council Must Act Now to Protect Residents From 5G Radiation (Maryland Matters)

Maryland Matters – March 6, 2020 “The next generation in wireless telecommunications is just around the corner, the experts tell us, and the telecom companies that will sell us this technology promise that 5G wireless will do amazing things. But here’s the most amazing thing of all: The Federal Communications Commission is doing everything in its power to ensure the rapid deployment of 5G transmitters in every community across the United States — but has […]

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Sample Letter for Opposing 3rd Cell Tower Near Blair High School – There are Other Possible Sites for this Public Safety Radio Equipment

Sample Letter You Can Personalize Send Comments to Planning Board by Noon Wednesday March 4 Send to: OCEMail@montgomerycountymd.gov, Councilmember.Katz@montgomerycountymd.gov, County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov, MCPChair@mncppc-mc.org. Gwen.Wright@montgomeryplanning.org, Joshua.Penn@montgomeryplanning.org Re: Mandatory Referral 2020013 PSSM at FS 16 Dear County Executive Elrich, Members of the County Council and Planning Board Commissioners: I’m writing to request that the application for the 199’ Macro Tower adjacent to Blair High School be withdrawn.  This would be a second tower within 50 feet of the Blair […]

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Facts about the Blair High School Cell Tower

A new 199 foot cell tower is about to be placed right near Blair High school. Reposted with permission from Small Cells in Montgomery County The 12 MCPS schools with cell towers are almost all lower income schools and every high school in the Downcounty Consortium (which has higher farms, minority and esol population than the rest of the County) has a tower. There are several times where cell towers were proposed and not put […]

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Community Vision for Takoma ZTA19-07 Testimony

YOUR CHOICE IS CLEAR: Champion Public Interests – Or Let the Telecom Industry Rule Our Streets Nov. 19, 2019 Statement on behalf of Community Vision for Takoma* by Colleen Cordes Our Health and Safety Is Not Negotiable — Letting cell towers be installed as close as 30 feet from homes is to gamble with our health and the health of our children and grandchildren. Everyone on the Council is smart enough to know that we […]

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FIRST EVER 5G GLOBAL PROTEST DAY JANUARY 25TH, 2020

Humanity, the Natural World, Earth, and Space are under assault – indeed the entire planet is being microwaved. We were never consulted. We do not consent!! ANNOUNCEMENT (PLEASE SHARE WIDELY!):  Saturday, the 25th of January 2020 will be the first ever 5G Global Protest Day!Please join in as communities, towns, cities and countries around the world rise up against the threat of 5G wireless technology. Two Weeks of Action to raise awareness about the harms of 5G from January […]

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Big Turnout in Opposition to ZTA 19-07 Public Hearing – November 19, 2019

Public Hearing: Telecommunications Towers –Limited & Conditional Use The Council conducted a hearing in 2019 where two dozen County residents testified to register STRONG disapproval of the ZTA.  Of the scant number who spoke in favor of the ZTA, most of them had ties to the wireless industry (lobbyists and outside lawyers). Entire Public Hearing Video: Speaker highlights from the public hearing: (The below YouTube videos will open at a bookmark to the listed speaker.) […]

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TUESDAY Nov. 19, 2019 HEARING: ACT NOW to Stop County Approval of Cell Towers in Front Yards

UPDATE: The hearing was held Nov. 19, 2019 (related post located here), but there is still time to voice your concerns. Find council contact information at the end of this post. Tuesday Night, Nov. 19: Let’s Pack the County Council Hearing to Oppose Cell Towers as Close as 30 Feet from Our Homes! In order to speak, you need to sign up to make a 3-minute comment Nov. 19, Tuesday, at the County Council hearing on County […]

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WUSA9 Report: Verizon permit delayed over ‘alarming’ radio frequency predictions in Takoma Park

Verizon permit delayed over ‘alarming’ radio frequency predictions in Takoma Park ‘Worst-case predictive modeling’ concludes exposure could be 25-times higher than the FCC limit. Author: Scott Broom | WUSA9 Published: 10:59 PM EST November 7, 2019 Updated: 10:59 PM EST November 7, 2019 Related Links: Community Vision Takes Stand on Cell Tower Safety at Local Building ACTION ALERT: The Montgomery County Council will be holding a Public Hearing on Bill ZTA 19-07 on Tuesday, November 19th […]

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URGENT: We need your help, again – to STOP ZTA 19-07

Montgomery County Coalition to Control Cell Towers-MC4T Dear neighbors, Councilmember Reimer is back with yet another industry tilted Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 19-07 – written by and for the exclusive benefit of Big Wireless. ZTA 19-07 does NOT protect residents. It is another retread in a series of bad bills that reduces cell pole setbacks in residential zones and further erodes the already insufficient procedural protections for residents.   Bottom line:  ZTA 19-07 will make it faster, easier […]

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The Montgomery County Council will be holding a Public Hearing on Bill ZTA 19-07 on Tuesday, November 19th at 7:30pm at the Montgomery County Council Building

The Montgomery County Council will be holding a Public Hearing on Bill ZTA 19-07 on Tuesday, November 19th at 7:30pm at the Montgomery County Council Building.  If this Bill passes, it will allow the deployment of Small Cell Millimeter Microwave radiating antennas in “some” residential areas every 2-3 or so homes only 30 feet away from our houses. Rick Meyer, President of the Montgomery County Coalition for the Control of Cell Towers provides this commentary: […]

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