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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Letter to Montgomery County Council: 5G and its small cell towers threaten public health

October 2, 2019 To:  The County Council of Montgomery County, Maryland From:  Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D. 5G and its small cell towers threaten public health. Implementing 5G is PURE INSANITY.  It requires yielding to two of the worst trends evident in our society today:  denial of science, which provides massive evidence of harm from radiofrequency radiation; and yielding to pressure from corporations that are willing to hurt the public, without compunction, for short-term profit. Want […]

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Action Alert: Montgomery County is about to vote on 5G cell towers in our front yards!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Small Cells in Montgomery County Action Alert Montgomery County is about to vote on 5G cell towers in our front yards! The latest effort by Councilman Hans Riemer is a new zoning law that will allow cell towers 30 feet from homes. Here is what you can do now. 1. Talk to your neighbors about 5G. Here are some resources to learn more News Articles “Mobile phones and health: is 5G […]

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HB 654/HB 1020 UPDATE – INDUSTRY WIRELESS BILLS TABLED FOR “INTERIM STUDY”

– HB 654 /HB 1020 UPDATES – INDUSTRY WIRELESS BILLS TABLED FOR “INTERIM STUDY” THANK YOU FOR YOUR RAPID RESPONSE PHONE CALLS AND EMAILS TO STATE DELEGATES!!! The Maryland House Economic Affairs Committee voted on March 11, 2019 to refer HB 654 for “interim study.” Bills referred for interim study will receive no further action before the next session – meaning that HB 654 is effectively dead – at least for now. MC4T had strongly opposed this Bill and testified […]

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Montgomery County Residents Speaking Out! 5G and its small cell towers threaten public health. Implications for HB654/SB937 and HB1020/SP713 before the Maryland General Assembly

Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D  /  February 25, 2019 5G and its small cell towers threaten public health.  Implications for HB654/SB937 and HB1020/SP713 before the Maryland General Assembly. This message describes, as briefly as I can, the answers to the questions below.  Kindly read what interests you.  I present these comments as a retired U.S. Government career scientist (Ph.D. in Applied Physics, Harvard University). Why is control of 5G secondary to stopping its deployment? Why are […]

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Democracy at Stake: Watch the Maryland General Assembly Hearing on HB 654

Still Time to Contact Maryland Reps (see below). House Economic Matters Committee Video link – Thursday, Feb. 21, at 1 pm in Annapolis Starting at about 2:28:45 House Economic Matters Committee Chair Dereck Davis, introducing his bill, HB 654. It’s worth listening to him to understand the remarkably un-democratic dynamics on this issue. He seems to insist that local governments all across Maryland must appease industry to speed up the rollout of 5G.  He seems […]

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Local Voices Should Speak Louder than ISPs (Common Cause Maryland)

Large wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T are in the process of deploying the next generation of wireless broadband technology known as “5G.” 5G will use infrastructure called “small cells” that will be deployed on street lights, poles, buildings, and homes to boost wireless signals. Local communities through their elected officials have a lot of power to oversee the deployment process for broadband infrastructure including 5G. In communities across Maryland, citizens and local government have […]

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SMALL CELL TOWER ALERT – URGE STATE REPS NOT TO GUT TAKOMA PARK PROTECTIONS!

SMALL CELL TOWER ALERT – URGE STATE REPS NOT TO GUT TAKOMA PARK PROTECTIONS! State of Maryland Bill HB 654 Would Severely Restrict Local Control of Cell Towers — Other Pending State Bills HB 1020 & HB 474 Also Undermine Local Control Please Call and Send Emails to Key State Legislators to Oppose These Bills. And speak out at Public Hearing in Annapolis Thursday, Feb. 21st — Must sign up in person before Noon. (Contact […]

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Montgomery County Residents Taking Action – Speak Out on HB654

As a longtime Montgomery County resident who is a retired U.S. government scientist does in the letter below: Subject: Please OPPOSE HB654 “Wireless Facilities – Installation and Regulation” February 16, 2019 Dear Members of the Economic Matters Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates, Please OPPOSE HB654 entitled “Wireless Facilities – Installation and Regulation”. http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2019RS/bills/hb/hb0654f.pdf This bill would override the rights of local governments in Maryland to regulate the installation of additional sources of wireless […]

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ACTION ALERT – FEB. 12 TH , 2019!!

This is an alert from Montgomery County Coalition for the Control of Cell Towers (mc4t.org) and concerned Montgomery County residents. We all need to take immediate action. Delegate Dereck Davis, the Chair of the powerful Economic Matters Committee in the Maryland House of Delegates, has introduced a state bill – HB 654 – We believe that this bill would dismantle local zoning requirements over small cell towers. He is holding a hearing on this bill […]

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