Stop California AB 57: Wireless Industry Power Grab

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Speak Out Against California Assembly Bill AB 57

We are alarmed about the latest attempted takeover by the wireless industry, California State Assembly Bill AB 57.  This bill would give wireless companies “super-rights,” not intended by either Congress or the FCC, and special state-level rights intended to prevent the public using the local planning process to stop cell sites detrimental to community aesthetics, property values and health.

The reason the wireless industry needs this bill is the widespread and growing rebellion in California against wireless installations, caused in part by awareness raised over the past five years’ smart meter debacle & health crisis.

UPDATE: AB57 Passed the Senate and Assembly and is now on Governor Brown’s desk.  Click here for more info, and what you can do.

Here are links to more info on AB57:

Read the legislation and follow status

StopSmartMeters.org anti- AB57 letter

Here is what you can do to kill the bill:

If you live outside of California:

– Learn about the bill, and oppose any similar legislation in your state

 If you live in California:

Contact the Governor and urge him to veto AB57!

Make sure your local area has a protective wireless ordinance

4g-cell-towerSome points you can make if you like:

  • Facilitates faster placement of cell transmitters and it decreases property values.
  • They are an eye sore and clutter up the landscape and disfigure buildings they are on.
  • FCC refuses to grant this type of automatic approval and the state should also.
  • Many cities and counties oppose including Los Angeles and San Francisco
  • Takes away little control local govts have to protect vulnerable residents.
  • Not a good idea to pass with outstanding questions about the health and safety of wireless transmitters
  • Need real safety standards to be updated now 30 years out of date.  No safety buffer set for cell towers or transmitters.  Proliferating World Health Organization Class 2B Carcinogen.

Background:

AB57: This bill would provide that a colocation or siting application for a wireless telecommunications facility is deemed approved, if the city or county fails to approve or disapprove the application within the time periods established by the commission and all required public notices have been provided regarding the application.

Thanks to Kevin Mottus, Eric Windheim, and others for organizing and mobilizing people to speak out against this atrocious bill.

Cell Tower Deemed Not Approved

Wireless Facility Deemed Not Approved

2 Responses to Stop California AB 57: Wireless Industry Power Grab

  1. Cynthia Groves says:

    I personally have been harmed by being within a football field of a cell tower and power substation for approximately 5 months between Dec.12-May 5 of 2013–enough so that I had to move my residence and belongings and be treated over months for EHS electro-hypersensitivity. I have since bought into a 55+ community–an age group that is highly vulnerable. I can personally attest from experience the fact that Cell towers create EMF waves that do harm people.

    The work of Santini etal (France): Pathol Biol.2002;50:S369-73 charted the neurobehavioral Symptoms near Cell Towers creating a electro-hyper-sensitivity (EHS) and rapid aging syndrome(RAS) noting in this order the precedence in the study from the largest % respondents experiencing symptoms “very often” of 1. Fatigue; 2. Sleep disturbance; 3.Headaches; 4. Feeling of discomfort; 5 Difficulty concentrating; 6. Depression; 7. Memory loss; 8. Visual disruptions; 9. Irritability; 10. Hearing disruptions; 11. Skin problems; 12. Cardiovascular; 13. Dizziness; 14. Loss of appetite; 15 Movement difficulties. 16 Nausea –noting distances from under 10′ up to 300 Residential transmitter (m) No company should be given cartblanc to put cell towers without public meetings and buffer zones to protect the residences. Combine that with wi fi and smart meters that other people have, it means we are living in a virtual soup of radiation creating accumulative hazard to human health. The Secretary of State acknowledge in a memo that cell towers alter the pattern of birds–affecting their tracking mechanisms. Let’s not be so enamored of electronics that we do more harm than good.

    FCC refuses to grant this type of automatic approval and the state should also.
    Many cities and counties oppose including Los Angeles and San Francisco
    Takes away little control local govts have to protect vulnerable residents.
    Not a good idea to pass with outstanding issues about with health and safety of wireless transmitters. FCC needs real safety standards to be updated now which are 30 years out of date. No safety buffers are set for cell towers or transmitters. Indiscrimate application of Cell towers proliferate World Helath Organization Class 2B Carcinogen.

    Cynthia Groves
    Retired Health and Environmental Consultant

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