July 7, 2021
Sixty-eight organizations representing more than 1 million people signed onto an amicus brief in support of Children’s Health Defense’s (CHD) lawsuit challenging the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) “Over-the-Air Reception Devices” (OTARD) Rule Amendment. The amicus was filed June 30, in the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. CHD filed its main brief on June 23.
An amicus brief is filed by non-parties to a litigation to provide information that has a bearing on the issues and assist the court in reaching the correct decision. It comes from the Latin words amici curiae, which means “friend of the court.”
The OTARD amendment, which took effect March 29, enables the installation of base station antennas, including 5G, on private property and homes, while preempting all state and zoning laws, homeowners’ association and deed restrictions. It also preempts civil rights and disability laws that protect the disabled.
According to the amicus brief, “The Commission refused to acknowledge significant policy, legal and practical problems.”
January 25, 2021
Great News!! Oregon for Safer Technology Joins Forces with 5G Free Oregon!!
Oregon will now have a stronger coalition working against unsafe microwave pulsed radiation. We are happy and excited to welcome Oregon for Safer Technology. Two of their members have accepted to serve on 5G Free Oregon Board. With more than 2000 studies and articles already published on wireless radiation, and new ones regularly coming in, revealing the depth of harm against humans and the environment, it is paramount that Oregonians unite to work as a team.
Dec 7th, 2020
In response to sporadic public outcry over cell tower placement, City officials have repeatedly said, “our hands are tied” citing “legal limitations” within the Telecommunications Act. Campanelli’s report explicitly dispels that notion saying it is untrue. Campanelli faults the Office of Community Technology for embracing “erroneous and misguided interpretations of the law”. “The City has no idea the extent to which it may exercise its authority to control placement of wireless facilities and clearly lacks a basic understanding of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.”
Dec 1st, 2020
5G Free Oregon recently sent the following letter to the mayor and the city councilors of Portland following the completed legal research 5G/WEA commissioned with a national expert, Andrew Campanelli.
Please contact the members of the city council to voice your concerns about the 5G deployment.