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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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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Please Attend: 1st Cell Tower Application Hearing, Mon Sept 30, 7:30!!

Community Meeting Monday, Sept. 30, on First Application for Small Cell Tower in City Right-of-Way: For Utility Pole at 902 Merrimac Drive (south of intersection of  Carroll Avenue and University Boulevard) Come Learn & Share Your Concerns with City Staff and Crown Castle Representative. This is the first of 11 small cell towers Crown Castle plans for Takoma Park in the next two years! (See list below.) Time:   Monday, Sept. 30th, at 7:30 p.m. Place:   Takoma […]

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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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Cell Wireless Facility Application Spotlight: Utility Poles on Merrimac Drive Improperly Expanded BEFORE Tower Committee Decision on Proposed Wireless Facility – Takoma Park Should Deny Permit for Attachment

Prepared by Rick Meyer (mc4t.org) March 8, 2019 Takoma Park should reject application for permit to install wireless facility that may be requested by PEPCO on behalf of Crown Castle for attachment to utility pole located in front of 902 Merrimac Drive. The original permit to replace and “make ready” existing pole(s) on Merrimac Drive was issued improperly in 2017 for third party attachment of a wireless facility. The application for the original permit should […]

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Scientists 4 Wired Tech Review of Maryland HB 654 Wireless Facilities

Scientist 4 Wired Tech gave a section by section review of the truly horrid HB 654. http://scientists4wiredtech.com/2019-maryland-hb-654-wireless-facilities/ Each section of the bill is listed and there are comments throughout such as this: “That is a truckload of certains in the introduction of HB.654. Of course, what actually matters are to which specific items do these certains point . . . so one has to to read on . . . to fully comprehend how many […]

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How to view the hearing on the bills SB937 and SB713 on Small Cell Towers and 5G before the Finance Committee of the Maryland State Senate

Dear Maryland Colleagues concerned about Small Cell Towers and 5G, Background The U.S. Government is working hard to force small cell towers and 5G on the state governments, the local governments, and YOU. Maryland State Senate bill SB937, and its “cross filed” identical bill HB654 in the Maryland House of Delegates, make the Maryland State Government the principal authority forcing small cell towers and 5G on the Maryland local governments and YOU. Maryland State Senate […]

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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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