By B.N. Frank
American opposition to 5G continues to increase (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. 8). Lawsuits have been filed against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding deployment as well as for NOT protecting Americans from unsafe levels of radiation (see 1, 2). Worldwide there are cities AND entire countries that have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit installation as well as issue moratoriums (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). This now includes Hawaii County, Hawaii.
Council to Vote on Resolution to Halt 5G Buildout in Hawaii County
A Resolution to halt 5G has passed the planning board and is set to be voted on by the Hawaii county council.
Resolution 678-20 “CALLING UPON ALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES AND PUBLIC UTILITIES OPERATING IN HAWAII COUNTY TO CEASE THE BUILDOUT OF 5G WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE UNTIL SUCH TECHNOLOGIES HAVE BEEN PROVEN THROUGH INDEPENDENT RESEARCH AND TESTING TO BE SAFE TO HUMAN HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT” had the votes in the planning committee to move on to the Council after significant testimony in favor. (Read PDF of Resolution HERE)
The Hawaii County council’s Committee on Planning passed a resolution that called for “telecommunication companies and public utilities operating in Hawaii County” to cease development of 5G infrastructure within the county until it has been proven safe for humans through “independent research and testing.”
Residents seen in numerous testimony in opposition to 5G.
Dr. Paul Heroux also submitted a statement regarding the health implications of 5G. ” Electromagnetic Radiation will be labeled as a Class I carcinogen in the near future, because of the recent NTP and Ramazzini Institute experiments conducted on animals. It seems unwise to setup an infrastructure that increases citizen exposure to such as agent, when science is about to confirm the risks, and considering that the infrastructure you would deploy in the next months will set the table for decades to come. 5G will create a situation is which practically every citizen will be living very near to a cell phone tower.” (See PDF of Dr. Heroux testimony HERE)
The wireless industry – CTIA, claimed that the resolution conflicts with federal law stating that, “We have concerns that the Resolution will severely hamper the industry’s ability to meet our customer’s expectations for superior wireless service…the resolution conflicts with federal law” and “Resolution is based on the alleged health effects of 5G wireless facilities. Such action is expressly prohibited under federal law. As outlined in Section 332(C)(7)(B)(iv) of the Telecommunications Act, “No State or local government or instrumentality thereof may regulate the placement, construction, and modification of personal wireless service facilities on the basis of the environmental effects of radio frequency emissions…” (Read it HERE)
Americans for Responsible Technology provided testimony refuting the CTIA letter that “This is completely false, lacks any merit whatsoever, and seems to be the result of a misreading of the resolution itself. The resolution calls on the purveyors of wireless technology to voluntarily cease their deployment of small cell antennas and related 4G/5G infrastructure until such time as exposure to the radiation from such devices has been proven safe through independent research, and public health and welfare can be assured.”
“Resolution 67820 does not legally prevent any company from ignoring the will of the people and continuing to build out its SG infrastructure; therefore, it is not preempted by federal law. It is, in fact, an expression of free speech, protected by the Constitution. If the wireless companies want to ignore it and force their dangerous and possibly harmful technology on the public without testing, they cannot legally be stopped at this time. I implore you not to allow yourselves to be bullied by the wireless industry. Their sabre rattling should be seen for what it is – a desperate attempt to stifle your right to free speech and prevent any negative publicity about 5G”- Read Americans for Responsible Technology Testimony here
Hawaii Tribune Herald covered the news at Resolution calls for halt to controversial 5G development, July 8, 2020
Of course, American expert warnings and opposition to 5G are about more than biological and environmental risks (see 1, 2, 3). Several federal agencies have warned that 5G threatens national security, public safety, and weather forecasting accuracy. None of this seems to matter to the FCC – the agency that’s supposed to protect Americans by regulating the telecom industry. In fact, all but one commissioner has approved the acceleration of deployment during the pandemic even though telecom companies have still provided NO EVIDENCE that 5G is safe. So much for Trump giving the country back to the people…
The majority of scientists worldwide are opposed to 5G until studies prove that it’s safe. Petitions are also being created by citizens (see 1, 2) to stop installation. Even though opposition is increasing, this hasn’t stopped deployment everywhere including in space where satellites and similar vehicles are being launched to blast it at us from there (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other unsafe technology. For more information visit our archives and the following websites.
- 5G Information
- 5G Space Appeal
- The 5G Summit
- Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
- Environmental Health Trust
- Physicians for Safe Technology
- Wireless Information Network
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