Tell MoCo Council: Don’t Weaken Cell-Tower Rules — Especially Not While Major Cases Challenging the FCC’s Outdated Safety Standards are Being Litigated

Why would the County rush to allow tens of thousands of new residential cell towers under the FCC’s lax safety standards from 1996— BEFORE a court decision in a promising legal challenge to get the FCC to finally update them? Don’t MoCo residents deserve up-to-date protections? The case — Environmental Health Trust et al v. FCC — would push the FCC to finally re-align its exposure limits for radio-frequency radiation from cell towers, cellphones, and […]

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Tell Montgomery County Council: First Fix Poor Oversight, Especially For Affordable Housing Sites – Stop ZTA 19-07 Now!

Read the letter concerned residents sent to the Montgomery County Tower Committee, exposing a pattern of serious errors in 25 cell tower applications that the Committee previously recommended. Those errors indicate a pattern of rubber-stamping applications with little accountability to those who live or work under or near wireless facilities.   Why-Did-25-Wireless-Applications-with-Errors-Pass-MoCo-Tower-Committee-Review-Red3.pdf See also: MoCo’s Broken Process for Review and Oversight of Cell Towers ​ Tell MoCo Council: Stop ZTA 19-07. Email County Council TODAY […]

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URGENT: OPPOSE CELL ANTENNAS IN FRONT OF OUR HOMES — STOP ZTA 19-07 – Sample Letters – Contact the Montgomery County Council Today!

URGENT: OPPOSE CELL ANTENNAS IN FRONT OF OUR HOMES — STOP ZTA 19-07 – Contact the Montgomery County Council Today! —   County Councilmember Hans Riemer has revived his 2019 proposal to let cell towers be built as close as 30 feet from our homes –– on streetlights and utility poles, possibly two or more on a block. Despite strong resident opposition, Mr. Riemer seems eager to push this Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) through while […]

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JANUARY 25, 2021 UPDATE HE’S BACK!! COUNCILMEMBER RIEMER RE-INTRODUCES ZTA 19-07 WHILE ANNOUNCING A “FINAL PUSH” TO PASS INDUSTRY FRIENDLY ZONING REGS IN THE MIDST OF A RAGING PANDEMIC

January 25, 2021 UPDATE * SHARE AND DISTRIBUTE WIDELY * By Rick Meyer, Montgomery County Coalition for the Control of Cell Towers HE’S BACK!! COUNCILMEMBER RIEMER RE-INTRODUCES  ZTA19-07   while announcing A “FINAL PUSH” TO PASS INDUSTRY FRIENDLY ZONING REGS IN THE MIDST OF A RAGING PANDEMIC Councilmember Hans Reimer (D/At-Large) last week issued press release setting February 10, 2021 as the date he intends to revisit action (again) on Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 19-07 that had been “suspended” almost exactly one year prior. […]

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Watch: New Video to Raise Awareness About 5G – WE DO NOT CONSENT

WE DO NOT CONSENT VIDEO – Please Share Widely For the APRIL 25TH STOP 5G GLOBAL ONLINE PROTEST. Please enjoy and share widely!! It will hopefully both raise awareness about 5G and inspire. PLEASE JOIN US TODAY FOR THE GLOBAL PROTEST DAY WEBINAR PANEL PRESENTATION. 18:00 UK time, 1:00 pm EST; 10:00 AM PST. Panelists will discuss satellites, the internet’s footprint, EMF science, privacy, loss of local control, effects on wildlife, and the interplay of […]

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OLD Information**ZTA 19-07 is now in “Suspended Animation” while County pursues two suits against FCC

An Update from Rick Meyer for Montgomery County Coalition for the Control of Cell Towers Hoping this email finds you safe. To borrow a line from John Oliver “We are still doing this!” And, we just posted a long overdue update on the status of ZTA 19-07 and County’s pending litigation against the FCC on the home page. We urge you to click on the link above and read the entire update – as lots has […]

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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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