Massachusetts 2017 EMF Bills Testimonies And upcoming hearings

Massachusetts 2017 EMF Bills Testimonies

Mark Your Calendars

The legislature posts hearings one week in advance, but we’ve received tentative advance notice of these two bills:

S.107 An Act relative to disclosure of radiofrequency notifications requires manufacturer warnings be prominently displayed on product packaging of wireless radiation-emitting devices. Sponsored by Senator Julian Cyr. Tentative:Tues. Sept. 26.

H.3400 An Act clarifying authority and responsibilities of the department of public utilities will allow a group of ratepayers to intervene in dockets for electricity and gas before the D.P.U., as well as allow elected officials to participate. This bill came about in part due to the way that the DPU handled the gas pipeline dockets, but will assist all ratepayers. We feel that this is one of the most important bills in this legislative session. The bill may be up for its hearing in mid-October. https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H3400

We are extremely disheartened that the MA Attorney General has endorsed smart meters, suggesting that municipals and aggregators also be approached:

http://170.63.40.34/DPU/FileRoomAPI/api/Attachments/Get/?path=15-120%2fAGO_Initial_Brief.pdf

Please continue your advocacy efforts with the Governor and the Attorney General regarding the DPU’s reliance on tobacco science, human rights concerns, greenwashing, and cost overruns for the Worcester pilot program. We hope this will become an election concern. The Attorney General has been authorized to spend $150,000 for consultants to review the Worcester smart meter pilot program overruns:

http://170.63.40.34/DPU/FileRoomAPI/api/Attachments/Get/?path=17-53%2f1753_Order_9817.pdf

The public comment period has passed but please provide your input directly to  Alexander.Early@state.ma.us andShannon.Beale@state.ma.us to assist the AG in her investigation.

H.2030 and S.2079  The hearing before the Joint Committee on Education for two MA bills pertaining to Wi-Fi in Schools was held on Sept. 5. It is still possible to send written testimony for all bills. For more information, seehttps://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/ma-emf-bills.

Videos of citizen testimony for the Wi-Fi bills here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMAz9ZRXjYmoXSabQE54w0DhZ28y11mEO&disable_polymer=true

Here is a very sweet activist video about cellphones and 5G from the Piti Theatre group in Massachusetts (about 4 1/2 minutes) My New Phone the 5G Song:
https://vimeo.com/232413190

Many thanks to two very gracious supporters:

Mauro DePasquale, Executive Director of WCCA Channel 194 Worcester, the People’s Channel, has been one of the most important supporters of investigative reporting, free speech, and community in the Commonwealth.  He has been selected as the “Outstanding Italian” recipient of 2017 and will be the Grand Marshal of Worcester’s Annual Columbus Day Parade. WCCA’s “About Smart Meters” was one of the most important outreach toots in assisting over 5,000 people who decided to opt out of the auto-enroll smart meter program. He’s not only an outstanding Italian; he’s an outstanding person all around.

Victor Venckus has been the host of Expanding Awareness on WZBC Channel 90.3, Boston College’s radio station for over 40 years. Expanding Awareness presents interviews regarding the paranormal, holistic health, environment, and progressive ideas with live interviews with listeners calling in, on Saturdays from 10-11 am. Victor is credited with bringing the issue of smart meters to the attention of his loyal listening audience as early as 2011, and has hosted Patricia on the show numerous times. On Sat. Sept 9, 2017 CeCe Doucette and Patricia Burke were back to talk about MA bills, WiFi in schools, and emerging science.  The show’s archive is available for the next 2 weeks at:http://zbconline.com/ (about an hour). We are extremely grateful to Victor and his listeners for continuous support.

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented”  (Ellie Wiesel – Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
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