Associated Press Reports about Cell Tower Lawsuit at Lake Tahoe; Community Paid for Fiber Optics, Getting Unsafe Wireless Instead

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post reported about this lawsuit last month and more recently the Associated Press weighed in.

Thanks to Environmental Health Trust for posting their article and additional lawsuit related information on their website:

AP NEWS: Suit Seeks Moratorium on New Cellphone Towers at Lake Tahoe

Suit seeks moratorium on new cellphone towers at Lake Tahoe


Online link to full AP news article

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal lawsuit seeking a moratorium on construction of new cellphone towers at Lake Tahoe claims Verizon Wireless and regional regulators are failing to adequately consider potential harm to public health and the environment under antiquated rules that turn a blind eye to modern technology.

A local resident and conservation groups who filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Sacramento say they’re trying to protect the same majestic views Mark Twain wrote about in the 1860s at the mountain lake straddling the California-Nevada line.

They accuse Verizon and the Tahoe Regional Protection Agency of engaging in the kind of shenanigans Huckleberry Finn and other Twain fictional characters used to dupe unsuspecting victims.

The lawsuit alleges Verizon and its local agent, Sacramento-Valley Limited Partnership, laid the groundwork for the most recently proposed 112-foot (34-meter) tower in South Lake Tahoe, California with false promises to bring a high-speed broadband network to everyone at the lake.

“In what appears to be a classic `bait and switch’ scheme, the telecoms had promised fiber-optic infrastructure at Tahoe in exchange for massive subsidies but now push their wireless agenda for greater profits,” the suit says.

“The telecoms routinely claim that further facilities are justified to meet a ‘coverage gap’ and provide for additional capacity, but they have actually created that `gap’ and lack of capacity themselves by failing to provide the promised fiber network,” it said.

Read the full AP news story here

The Eisenstecken Family

Monica Eisenstecken is a lifelong resident of South Lake Tahoe, California. She lives with her two young boys, her husband, and her father. Her home is located just 150 feet away from a proposed 112-foot Verizon cell tower. Over 30 mature trees have already been cut down in anticipation of the tower.

Monica has a medically-diagnosed sensitivity to wireless radiation called electromagnetic sensitivity. If Verizon erects its tower, the high levels of radiation emitted by the tower will make Monica’s home uninhabitable for her.

Monica is viewed as a local hero and environmental conservationist who has persevered, for two whole years, to prevent big telecom companies from transforming the pristine Lake Tahoe region into a “Smart City.”

Major News Coverage of Tahoe Case

AP NEWS: Suit seeks moratorium on new cellphone towers at Lake Tahoe

News and Observer: Suit seeks moratorium on new cellphone towers at Lake Tahoe

Mountain News Cover Story: Standing Tall Legal Battle Looms Over Cell Tower   

Legal Documents

Amended Complaint

Tahoe For Safe Tech Website

Press Release

Landmark Federal Lawsuit Filed to Block Saturation of Lake Tahoe Region with Cell Towers

Previous News Coverage Over the Years 

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Other Americans have also already paid to have safer high-speed internet provided for them via fiber optics (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).  High-speed internet is achievable, safer and more secure with a wired internet connection (see 1, 2, 3) – not 5G, 4G (see 1, 2) or WiFi (see 1, 2).

American 5G opposition continues to increase due to reduced property value (see 1, 2), public safety (see 1, 2, 3), health (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 6), and environmental concerns.  Municipalities have taken legal action against unwanted deployment as well (see 1, 2, 3).  Some Americans are now accusing 5G proponents of “environmental racism.”. Adding insult to injury, where 5G has been “unleashed,” it’s not been necessarily reliable or faster (see 1, 2, 3).

The majority of scientists worldwide oppose deployment.  Cities AND entire countries have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit installation AS WELL AS issue moratoriums due to health, safety, environmental and economic risks.  Americans opposed to 5G may sign this letter asking President Biden and Vice President Harris to stop deployment.  It’s important to also contact your legislators immediately and demand that the next COVID relief bill be written for installing high speed wired broadband.  Remember – Americans have already paid for fiber optics already.

Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other unsafe technology.  For more information visit our archives and the following websites.

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