February 11, 2020: Below are helpful materials to assist citizens in asking their local government officials to pass a protective 5G/telecom ordinance. These materials are provided by 5G Crisis, a project of Americans For Responsible Technology:
- Announcement from 5G Crisis
- Sample 5G/Telecom Code
- Sample Letter/Caller Script for citizens to use when contacting local government officials
|UPDATED 5G Legislative Code |
Legal language to help protect your community from 5G
A lot has happened since the debut of our sample 5G legislative code last year…so we thought it was time for an update.
It is imperative that local decision makers adopt ordinances that implement safeguards to protect public health, property values, and the unique aesthetics of your community from 5G-enabled small cell antennas as soon as possible.
In this updated version of the 5G legislative code, we’ve included language that addresses Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), state and federal regulations as delineated by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and other unique ways your officials can effectively delay, and in some cases, stop 5G rollouts near you.
We thank the well-seasoned lawyers and many knowledgeable individuals across the country that have consulted with us to create this essential 5G action tool.
Today, please send the updated sample 5G code to your mayor, your town attorney and your town clerk. (Sending any document to the town clerk ensures that it gets archived in the public record!)
|Sample Letter/Caller Script:|
Dear Mayor ________,
5G, the next generation of wireless technology, poses unique risks to our community ranging from scientifically-documented human health and environmental problems to property devaluation.
While many legislators are under the impression that there is no legal recourse to push back against the unfettered rollout of 5G, the attached sample 5G legislative code is evidence that there are in fact many ways to effectively delay, or in some cases, stop 5G antennas from being installed near residences, day care centers, schools, and other sensitive areas.
With that said, I respectfully urge you to adopt the sample code found below, in part or in full, to impose restrictions on small cell deployments in our area.
Thank you for your consideration of this urgent matter.