Frame mobile tower bylaws within 10 days: High Court
TNN Aug 23, 2012, 03.31AM IST
JAIPUR: The Rajasthan High Court has set a deadline of 10 days for the state government to formulate bylaws for governing the mobile phone towers. The court passed the order on Wednesday while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) over the health hazards due radiation of these towers.
Within the same duration of next 10 days, the government would have to remove mobile phone towers installed on all school buildings and hospitals in the state. In addition to this, the government has to Continue reading
Durgesh Nandan Jha, TNN Jul 18, 2012, 11.15AM IST
If you are worried by the radiation emitted by cellphone towers around you, there is some good news—if you live in India. From September 1 this year, India will lower the level to one tenth of the prevailing standard – from 9.2 w/m2 (watt per square metre) to 0.92 w/m2.
The decision follows a report of the inter-ministerial committee formed by the ministry of communications and information technology to study the hazards posed by EMF (electromagnetic field) radiation Continue reading
Cyber experts speak out on SMART GRID technology: Massive vulnerability, who’s accountable?
Monday, August 06, 2012 by: NaturalNews
(NaturalNews) The following is a transcript from a selection section of the documentary film “Take Back Your Power” (www.ThePowerFilm.org)
Narrator: Governments and power corporations around the globe, through an incessant drive to ‘modernize the power grid,’ have directly created a situation where our entire civilization’s energy source is now in danger of being taken down. With hundreds of smart grid projects all being installed simultaneously around the world, we’re seeing a globally orchestrated move to quietly merge the entire power grid with the vulnerabilities of the internet. While described by some as insane, it is at the very least Continue reading
Now is the time for each of us to contact our local government leaders at every level, and ask the simple question, “How can we best ensure that we’re truly moving toward a clean energy future?” When the government and corporations don’t adequately answer this question, it’s up to we the people to make certain this matter is properly addressed.
Obama made the smart grid a key part of his electoral platform in 2008. Republicans have also supported vast public expenditure on what is quickly turning into a gigantic debacle.
by Cynthia Sue Larson
Like most Americans, I took only moderate notice of President Barack Obama’s announcement on October 27, 2009 of a $3.4 billion commitment to build something called the “smart grid.” My ears perked up when Obama spoke about how the new smart grid would be based on a clean energy economy, and I envisioned renewable energy sources powering Continue reading
Posted on May 27, 2011 by onthelevelblog
This morning we received an open letter from Cindy Sage, Principal of Sage Associates, an environmental consulting firm based in Santa Barbara. What she reports below is very disturbing- that appliances are already being fitted with transmitters to connect to the ‘smart’ grid via the ‘home area network.’
The problem here is that these decisions- to install smart meters, to have your washing machine chatting behind your back with your utility through the “Home Area Network” (HAN)- have all been made behind closed doors- at Continue reading
Power Companies claim: “There is no reason to be concerned about RF meters. There are no adverse health effects. Those who are concerned about health effects have nothing to worry about.
Dr David Carpenter: “That is absolutely false. The question to ask them is, what is the evidence that RF meters are safe, and have no negative health effects? The answer to this question is, there is no such evidence. “
Maine’s Smart Meter Safety Coalition (www.smartmetersafety.com) recently caught up with Dr. David Carpenter, a Harvard Medical School-trained physician who headed up the New York State Dept. of Public Health for 18 years before becoming Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Albany, where he currently directs the Institute for Health and the Environment.
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Please sign this very important Biologically-based EMF petition by adding your name and broadly distributing the link to all of your contacts and friends.
“We, the undersigned, find that current national government as well as international authority limits do not protect the general public from adverse health effects from electromagnetic fields (EMF) emanating from devices such as power lines, cell phones and all wireless Internet devices and their associated antenna sites. Most of the existing limits on this form of radiation are at a minimum 1 to 10 thousand times too lenient to prudently protect humans from adverse health effects ranging from Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, reproduction problems, sleep quality reduction, learning and memory interference, slowed ability of the body to repair damage, immune function decrease, cancer and electro-hypersensitivity. Based upon the scientific evidence set forth in The Seletun Statement and the BioInitiative Report.”
The Seletun Scientific Panel acknowledges that numeric limits derived here for new biologically-based public exposure standards are still a billion times higher than natural EMF levels at which all life evolved. It is a serious mistake to believe Continue reading
The video presents a clarification useful for understanding what it means for a city to become an ICLEI (International Council for Local Energy Initiative) member advancing the global agenda of the United Nations, Agenda 21. (Fairfield City Council is a member of ICLEI.)
Kirsten Lombard speaks on the dangers from Green Tier, as it has evolved in Wisconsin. She points to all the misrepresentations of the real motives behind all of the local organs and tactics of UN Agenda 21. She sees their “environmental management” as Continue reading
Forty-three states in the USA, including Iowa, either constitutionally or statutorily allow for Municipal Home Rule. People are beginning to embrace the idea of drafting Home Rule charters as a way to assert in law their communities’ vision for the future, by enumerating the rights of the municipal citizenry, including their right to a certain quality of life, and codifying legal protections of those rights at the local level.
The Home Rule process can serve as an important vehicle for communities that are seeking to challenge the fundamental structure of law which puts the rights of corporations over those of communities; prevents communities from saying “no” to projects that are harmful for workers, the local economy, livability, property values, or the environment; and ultimately prevents municipalities from creating the economically and environmentally sustainable communities they seek.
Fairfield Democracy School Friday 9/14 – Sunday 9/16
Our DemocracySchool is the weekend of September 14th. Class size is strictly limited to 20 people. There are 3 sessions: Friday 7:15 PM to 10:15 PM, Saturday & Sunday 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Tuition is $195. All proceeds go to cover school expenses including air travel, room and board for two faculty members. Location to be announced.
The FairfieldDemocracySchool will be taught by Thomas Linzey, Esquire, Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. Co-author of Be the Change: How To Get What You Want in Your Community, and co-author of the Model Brief to Eliminate Corporate Rights. What Is Democracy School? The Daniel Pennock Democracy School is a stimulating and illuminating seminar that teaches Continue reading
Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Ohio Democrat:
“Consumers have a right to know the radiation levels of cell phones…… They also deserve to have up-to-date exposure standards that are put together by health professionals without conflicts of interest.”
By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times
August 6, 2012, 11:42AM
Rep. Dennis Kucinich has introduced a bill that would require cell phones to warn consumers how much radiation is coming from their phones, saying that until science can disprove a link to cancer, the public should be told more information.
His bill, the Cell Phone Right to Know Act, would also demand a study of cell phones and health, looking at a broad array of signals that smart phones now send out, Continue reading
At the Fairfield City Water and Sewer Committee meeting, Tuesday July 31, there was discussion regarding the fee for the opt out, with special emphasis on extreme displeasure from citizens who found that the installation charges were double the expected fee, based on the inclusion of a second water department employee being present for the sake of witnessing the process, which is the simple connection and extension of copper wire from the meter to the touch plate for reading the meter.
The citizens felt it was mentioned many times over the course of the past two months, that the installation would be 75.00 for the hour, with 37.50 minimum for the first 1/2 hour. Further confusion is expressed, as to why it is 75.00 per hour for each employee, when their normal hourly wage is but a small fraction of that scale.
The council rejected all arguments and held firm on continuing the unpopular policy. Following are some reasons which have been advanced from citizens, as common sense grounds for immediate elimination of the opt out fee:
It would be most unreasonable to claim that the low number of signups for the opt out indicates that only a few citizens are “concerned”, in light of the signatures of 14% of the adult citizens of Fairfield signing the petition in a three week period, to Continue reading
Following is a draft of the Request for Proposal, which was submitted to the City Water Department, at the Committee meeting, held Tuesday, July 31. Robert Palma and John Brown had been working on this project for the past 3 months, in communications with the water department and a private engineering firm, specializing in custom electrical and wireless designs. This proposal reflects the requirements which have been stipulated by the water department, and the evaluations which have been made by the engineering firm, for designing a system which can fulfill all these requirements. The cost basis proposal from Continue reading