1) LA County Board of Supervisors voted to give telecoms free rein in their county, eliminating public involvement or oversight regarding wireless infrastructure such as towers and microcells. Interesting statement by Susan Foster about telecoms giving city officials “financial incentives”, aka bribes, for supporting applications. Things that happen in California soon happen elsewhere….
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CHD Plans Lawsuit After Los Angeles County Approves Fast-Tracking of Wireless Towers
“Children’s Health Defense (CHD) plans to sue the Los Angeles (L.A.) County Board of Supervisors after the board on Tuesday passed two ordinances allowing for the fast-tracked proliferation of wireless infrastructure without due process and without residents’ right to appeal….
According to Fiber First Los Angeles County (Fiber First LA), a nonprofit that promotes fiber optic networks over wireless infrastructures, the amendments strip residents of the right to have a voice in how wireless technology is deployed in their own neighborhoods by removing “public notice, setbacks, oversight, safety and environmental review, and any opportunities for appeal.”…
Telecommunications companies sometimes offer city officials financial incentives to make the application and permit process smooth for their projects in potentially profitable cities, she (Susan Foster) explained.
Foster told The Defender she heard from reliable sources of six-figure signing bonuses when a macro tower is allowed in a profitable city, such as the city of Los Angeles or other coastal cities.
“That really is a ‘bonus’ for doing business with telecom,” she said.”
2) In places where smeters are not mandated by law — as they are in BC via the Clean Energy Act (https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/368_2010) in which BC Hydro was given authority to install smeters without any oversight by the BCUC (along with development of Site C dam ,also without oversight) — people are fighting to keep their analogs. As in BC, false information re safety, lack of analog availability, etc., has been given in order to obtain approval in New York.
Never have I found certification by a Professional Engineer that smeters are safe. This should be justification for removal of smeters.
Smart Meter Update by New York Safe Utility Meter Association
“The NYSPSC used irrelevant, faulty, deceptive and outdated testing protocols in order to approve digital meters. Digital meters were never tested for electrical and radiofrequency radiation exposure levels or electrical fire risks. Had the new meters been tested properly, they would not have been approved. Proper testing would have exposed fire risks and unprecedented levels of pulsed RF radiation.”
3) A member sent this relating to the Consumer Electronics Show — stupid, useless 5G gadgets such as the stroller that a parent doesn’t need to push. And for this sort of thing we’re going to have 5G increasing the EMR in our homes, schools and hospitals?
Self-walking strollers and affordable 5G: New gadgets talk over CES
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters/Citizens for Safer Tech
“Profit is sweet, even if it comes from deception.” Sophocles
Sent from my wired laptop with no wireless components. Practice Safe Tech.