MODEL ZONING ORDINANCE & DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS (CELL) TOWERS AND PERSONAL WIRELESS FACILITIES – DALTON GARDENS, IDAHO
The City of Dalton Gardens, Idaho, adopted a smart Wireless Zoning Ordinance on June 30, 2022. The citizens and elected officials have been working with local land use attorney Norman Semanko and federal telecommunications attorney Andrew Campanelli to craft a Wireless Zoning Ordinance that will best preserve local land use authority over wireless broadband infrastructure. The newly adopted ordinance complies with 1996 Telecommunications Act and should serve as a model ordinance and design guideline for all municipalities across the country.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 5G FINAL REPORT
After hearing testimony of potential health risks and the political ramifications of small cell antennae being deployed on the public rights-of-way throughout New Hampshire, it was agreed that a Commission be formed to take a deeper look at this evolving technology.
House Bill 522 established “a Commission to study the environmental and health effects of evolving 5G technology”. The Commission that was convened as a result of this legislation is comprised of thirteen members with backgrounds that include physics, engineering electromagnetics, epidemiology, biostatistics, occupational health, toxicology, medicine, public health policy, business, and law. The Commission also has representation from the telecommunications industry. The Commission began its work on September 16, 2019 and submitted this report on November 1, 2020.
PITTSFIELD, MA BOARD OF HEALTH CEASE AND DESIST ORDER TO VERIZON
On February 2, 2022, the Pittsfield, MA Board of Health unanimously voted to issue a cease and desist order to Verizon to shut down its tower located at 877 South Street. Families living in the neighborhood near the tower reported wireless radiation-related health issues soon after the tower became operational in 2020 and, since then, have been working tirelessly to turn the transmissions off. This action is the first known cease and desist by a Board of Health in the United States.
- Click here to read the full cease and desist order.
- Click here to watch the entire Board of Health Meeting
- Click to read scientific research on cell tower radiation.
- Click here to read doctors letters on cell towers near homes and schools.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit published its decision Aug 13, 2021. The court ruled that the FCC failed to consider the non-cancer evidence regarding adverse health effects of wireless technology when it decided that its 1996 radiofrequency emission guidelines protect the public’s health.
5G CELL TOWER IN EAGLE, IDAHO INJURES LOCAL RESIDENTS AND KILLS BEES
On or about April 30th 2021 Verizon switched on a cell tower located at 2557 N. Sky View Ln., Eagle, ID. Within a week or so of the tower being switched on, I was admired to the ER with my heart in Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). My heart felt like it was jumping out of my chest and my heart rate was 145 bpm.
FCC – A CAPTURED AGENCY
The Harvard Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics published an expose “Captured Agency” by investigative journalist Norm Alster on the financial ties between the US federal government’s Federal communications Commission (FCC) and how, as a result, the wireless industry has bought inordinate access to—and power over—a major US regulatory agency. Alster describes how the FCC is a “captured agency” meaning it is controlled by the industry it is supposed to be regulating- like the wolf watching the henhouse.
Captured Agency compares the Wireless industry to the tobacco industry in terms of the lobbying and the strategies used to influence public perception. The report describes how the telecom industry is using the same playbook as tobacco.
ADA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS UNANIMOUSLY AGREE TO DENY 100′ CELL IN STAR, IDAHO.
Ada County and Idahoans For Safe Technology seeks to minimize, to the greatest extent possible, any unnecessary adverse impacts caused by the siting, placement, physical size, and/or unnecessary proliferation of, personal wireless service facilities, including, but not limited to, adverse aesthetic impacts, adverse impacts upon property values, adverse impacts upon the character of any surrounding properties and communities, and the exposure of persons and property to potential dangers such as structural failures, icefall, debris fall, and fire.