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2011 - 2012 EMF/RF Litigation/Legislation
http://www.haaretz.com/business/knesset-backs-bill-requiring-cell-phones-to-bear-healthhazard-warning-1.415677 Ongoing 3/12 Knesset, Israel house of representatives Cell phone label bill passes first of three readings. http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/education/2011/08/parents-appeal-cell-towersmontco-schools Ongoing 08/11 Parents appeal cell towers at Montgomery County, MD schools. http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/federal-district-court-dismisses-claim-over3g-transmission-service-and-finds-that-ada-does-not-preempt-tca/ Ongoing 06/11 Federal district court judge in New Mexico ruled that the Telecommunications Act preempts the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/wpcontent/uploads/2011/06/ADA_Dept_Justice_comments.pdf 01/11 Exhibit E Appeal of Cellular Phone Task Force, Findings of Fact and Conclusion of Law, HE Findings in Case #2011-15 (formerly Case #2010-149), New Mexico. http://media.withtank.com/b5e48bb89c.pdf http://www.magdahavas.com/wi-fi-in-schools–civil-action-united-states-district-court-districtof-oregon-portland-division-civil-action-no-311-cv-00739-mo/ Ongoing 06/11 Morrison v. Portland, OR Public Schools: Suit to remove WiFi from public school. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_09010950/sb_932_cfa_20110506_132759_sen_comm.html Ongoing 04/11 California Cell Phone SB 932- the cell phone safety bill – wording changed. http://www.parentscoalitionmc.blogspot.com/2011_02_01_archive.html Ongoing 01/11 Re: PG 404-11 Legislation introduced in Prince George’s County, MD – Wireless Telecommunications Towers – Prohibition on Public School Property. http://www.w4ar.com/Michigan_Smart_Meter_OPT_OUT_2012-HIB-5411.pdf http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(0kyfdczytktxsbbmcdjrsy45))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&obj ectname=2012-HB-5411 Ongoing 02/12 Smart Meter bill in the Michigan legislature: Michigan House Bill 5411 SmartMeter Opt Out. http://www.w4ar.com/Smart_Meter_Bill_2012-HIB-5439.pdf http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(jx52febjhgtw4dzujebxwm45))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&o bjectName=2012-HB-5439 Ongoing 02/12 Smart Meter bills in the Michigan legislature: Michigan House Bill 5439 SmartMeter Opt In.
http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?p=6854 Ongoing 01/12 EMF Safety Network files lawsuit against Sebastopol, CA 4G cell tower. http://savannahnow.com/news/2012-03-09/smart-meter-opt-out-movesforward#.T4xRo92B0QR Ongoing 03/12 Georgia SmartMeter SB 459 opt-out bill moves forward. http://www.courtroomwarrior.com/smartmeters.php Ongoing 10/09 Class Action Law Suit: Alleges that PG&E SmartMeters are defective and overcharging ratepayers, California. http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HB05271 Ongoing 02/12 Connecticut House Bill 5271 to prohibit cell towers within 250 feet of schools and day care centers. http://stopsmartmeters.org/2012/01/20/meters-that-endanger-shocking-details-from-awhistleblower/ Ongoing 05/10 Whistleblower, Don Baker Qui Tam Complaint against faulty SmartMeters installed by Southern Company, Georgia. http://www.emfacts.com/2011/09/australian-phone-tower-powers-curtailed-in-proposednew-bill/ Ongoing 09/11 Australia Greens Leader Bob Brown introduced the Telecommunications Amendment (Mobile Phone Towers) Bill 2011 into the Senate to add buffer zones of 200m around sensitive sites such as schools and hospitals. http://www.getthecelloutatl.com/2012/03/breaking-news-thank-you-board-of.html 04/12 Georgia Commissioners give thumbs down to cell towers at school. http://bit.ly/GUZs0W 03/12 Vermont Senate Requires Smart Meter Study Requiring Itemized Opt-Out Costs Senate Bill S.214. http://mlis.state.md.us/2012rs/billfile/hb0878.htm 03/12 Maryland House Bill 878 An Act concerning Public Utilities- Smart Meters- Opt-Out Option receives unfavorable report by Economic Matters. www.NapervilleSmartMeterAwareness.org 03/12 2nd Illinois Appellate Court dismisses Smart Meter referendum over issue of discrimination. http://www.renewgridmag.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.8202 03/12 Lawsuit Prompts Smart Meter Opt-Outs For Opponents In Kauai, Hawaii http://mountvernon.patch.com/articles/appellate-court-affirms-cell-tower-decision
03/12 Fairfax, VA - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s decision upholding a decision by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to prevent construction of a cell phone tower. http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/sdge-socal-edison-get-smart-meter-opt-outorders/ 03/12 California Public Utility Commission ruled that SDG&E and SCE must offer a SmartMeter Opt Out. http://burbankaction.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/smartmeterjudgment2.pdf https://ocapps.occourts.org/SmallClaimsv2/Home.do;jsessionid=85FA0EC0E026DDC2AE0778D 4C6066BE5 02/12 Kyle Vs Southern California Edison decided in plaintiff’s favor: remove SmartMeter or pay damages. http://www.lvrj.com/business/nevada-puc-approves-smart-meter-opt-out-plan140941433.html 02/12 The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved an opt-out program for ratepayers opposed to NV Energy's NV Energize smart-meter initiative. http://www.pge.com/myhome/customerservice/smartmeter/programupdates/ 02/12 California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) ruled that PG&E must offer a SmartMeter Opt Out. http://www.docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20120213/CRPT-112hrpt-HR3630.pdf 02/12 U.S. Congress adds last minute amendment on Cell Tower Siting to Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/financialservices/utilities/Business-energy/9053100/Smartmeters-for-energy-to-be-voluntary.html 02/12 UK SmartMeters not mandatory. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/02/08/bc-first-nationmeters.html 02/12 Lower Nicola Indian Band, near Merritt, B.C., blocks smart meter installation. http://www.newmainetimes.org/articles/2012/01/18/smart-meter-opponents-go-high-court/ 01/12 Maine Smart meter opponents go to high court to oppose Opt Out fees. http://www.mississauga.com/news/article/1282970--city-asks-for-moratorium-on-cell-towers 01/12 City of Mississauga request Industry Canada place a six-month moratorium on the approval of cell phone towers. http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2012/01/25/cancer-mast-finally-comes-down-inspain/ 01/12 Munincipal Order: Benajarafe ‘Cancer’ mast comes down in Spain.
http://www.mtshastanews.com/news/x638337538/Mount-Shasta-takes-stand-againstsmartmeters 01/12 Mount Shasta, CA City Council passes resolution opposing SmartMeter installation. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/27/BACT1LNAHE.DTL&tsp=1 10/11 U.S. District Court Judge Alsup overturned San Francisco's cell phone ordinance. http://www.sfenvironment.org/our_programs/interests.html?ssi=2&ti=3&ii=250 10/11 - Delayed until further notice. San Francisco Department of the Environment announced today that the nation's first cell phone ordinance is now in effect. http://www.diarioinformacion.com/vega-baja/2011/10/04/solicitan-sanidad-informeaumentan-casos-cancer/1174702.html 10/11 Mayor of Rojales, Spain, Antonio Perez, drafts ordinance to regulate installation of mobile antennas in the municipality "away from the town" to "give the public a service and at the same time does not harm health. " The Town Council requests the Department of Health conduct an epidemiological report. http://www.varades.fr/content.cfm?id=252 08/11 The City Council of Varades, in Loire Atlantique, France, voted unanimously on September, the 6th, Maximum Exposition Limit to 0.6V/m on all parish territory. http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/739217/wireless-radiation-safety-council-demandsfederal-leaders-and-candidates-promise-new-laws-and-action-on-wi-fi-in-schools 2011 Peterborough City Council refuses cell tower on the basis of health concerns http://www.smdp.com/Articles-c-2011-07-15-72199.113116-Are-cell-phones-smart-metersdangerous.html 06/11 Santa Monica, CA City Council unanimously calls for state and federal action on cell phones. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2011 &sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=1408&pn=1682 06/11 Pennsylvania files The Children's Wireless Protection Act. http://planetthrive.com/2011/09/spain-recognizes-ehs-as-a-cause-ofdisability/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+planetthriv er+%28Planet+Thrive%29 05/11 Labor Court in Madrid, Spain recognizes electromagnetic sensitivity as a cause of permanent disability. http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/maine-requires-meter-opt-out/ 05/11 The Maine Public Utilities Commission will require Central Maine Power to offer an opt-out program for customers who don’t want smart meters. http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/739217/wireless-radiation-safety-council-demandsfederal-leaders-and-candidates-promise-new-laws-and-action-on-wi-fi-in-schools 04/11 Injunction filed to halt installation of WiFi in Edmonton, Alberta school.
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_125th/billtexts/HP075001.asp 03/11 Maine State Representative Andrea Boland re-introduces bill requiring warning labels on cell phones with focus on non-thermal effects. http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=In%20CACO%2020110929037.xml&docbase= CSLWAR3-2007-CURR 03/11 San Francisco Board of Appeals has denied a permit for a NextG wireless facility under its jurisdiction. http://bangordailynews.com/2011/03/31/politics/lawmakers-call-for-health-warning-labelsoncell-phones 03/11 India SB 679 Requires Cell Phone Warning Label. http://www.centraljersey.com/articles/2011/03/24/the_manville_news/news/doc4d8a8cf3b0 57f794090465.txt 03/11 MANVILLE, NJ: Council approves cell tower ordinance. Prohibits cell towers on any school property, parks, playgrounds, recreation facilities, or land dedicated as Green Acres. http://stopsmartmeters.org/how-you-can-stop-smart-meters/sample-letter-to-localgovernment/ca-local-governments-on-board/ 04/11 55 local California governments have passed ordinances that have made ‘smart’ meter installations illegal within their jurisdictions. http://www.AmericanAssociationForCellPhoneSafety.org 02/11 First non-thermal language warning label in the world, putting non-thermal effects from cell phones on the table, has been officially filed in the state of Oregon. www.eiwellspring.org/misc/Vatican_Radio_causes_cancer.htm 02/11 Supreme Court of Italy ruling directs the Vatican to pay compensation to the victims of cancer caused by twelve radio transmitters.
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