“There is a substantial body of evidence that this technology is harmful to humans and the environment. The 5G millimeter wave is known to heat the eyes, skin and testes… Of particular concern are the most vulnerable among us — the unborn, children, the infirm, the elderly and the disabled. It is also expected that populations of bees and birds will drastically decline.” — by Dr. Lennart Hardell, 2017
Two Bills HB 1767 and SB 1188 are in the Maryland Assembly that represent a coordinated, national effort by the telecommunications industry to prevent public input and bypass local zoning regulations over the installation of 5G small cell equipment and poles in the public right of way.
Supersedes local government ordinances and regulations.
Allows for the installation of poles up to 50 feet in height and equipment boxes up to 28 cubic feet throughout neighborhoods, including residential neighborhoods.
Caps rates restricting what municipalities can charge.
Disregards health risks from radiation.
Does not permit accommodations for people who are sensitive to the radiation.
These bills are based on “model legislation” that AT&T and Verizon created with ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Link to PETITION TO SENATOR MIDDLETON, DELEGATE DAVIS, MEMBERS OF THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE AND RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
We do not want cell towers near our homes and in our neighborhoods!
Maryland legislators should not allow Telecom to bypass local zoning regulations or discretionary review!
We do not agree to bulky “small cell” transmitters on poles in our neighborhoods and outside our homes!
We did not give you the mandate to sell our rights to public notice and local review for cell towers!