|EHT has been busy working to protect you and your family thanks to your support! Please take the time to review today’s newsletter. Learn about our latest legal efforts, download our social media graphics to share in your community, and watch EHT Founder Dr. Devra Davis present the latest research on wireless radiation and health at a recent seminar on children and environmental jealth!|
Be sure to register for Dr. Joel Moskowitz’s upcoming Center for Occupational and Environmental Health webinar; and join our letter-writing campaign to U.S. lawmakers.
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|Leading scientists have written a letter to U.S. elected officials calling on them to take immediate action to ensure science-based protections for the public and the environment against wireless radiation exposure. Take action today by sending a letter to your elected representatives!|
EHT’s U.S. Congressional Action CampaignDownload our Two-Page Factsheet on EHT et al. v FCC
|Lake Tahoe Lawsuit Update|
|Last week, numerous Lake Tahoe residents, the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy legal team, and EHT Executive Director Theodora Scarato provided public comment, submitted legal argument, and entered thousands of pages of evidence into the record at a public hearing opposing a proposed Verizon cell tower installation on a scenic mountainside in a residential neighborhood in South Lake Tahoe, California. More than 100 unregulated, radiation-emitting 5G antennas have already been installed throughout this Congressionally-protected, environmentally-sensitive region. |
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), the federal agency that’s supposed to protect this national treasure from environmental degradation, instead, has been moving fast to approve the construction of the 112-foot cell tower smack in the middle of a beloved bald eagle habitat!
At the hearing, we and others called for a full environmental review – which is required by law -and we addressed extensive scientific evidence showing the tower will result in harm to people and the environment.
We submitted the landmark three-part, 150-page scientific review with more than 1,200 references authored by award-winning writer Blake Levitt; University of Washington professor emeritus and former Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine editor-in-chief Henry Lai, PhD; and retired branch manager and senior wildlife biologist in the division of Migratory Bird Management at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Albert Manville, PhD.
This scientific evidence is “in the record.”
Yet, on October 14, 2021, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency ignored all of the evidence and decided to say yes to the cell tower!
Landmark Research on Effects of Non-ionizing EMFs to Flora and Fauna(Feel free to cut and paste to send to your elected officials and communities)
Levitt BB, Lai HC, Manville AM. Effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields on flora and fauna, part 1. Rising ambient EMF levels in the environment. Rev Environ Health. 2021 May 27. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2021-0026. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34047144.Levitt BB, Lai HC, Manville AM. Effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields on flora and fauna, Part 2 impacts: how species interact with natural and man-made EMF. Rev Environ Health. 2021 Jul 8. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2021-0050. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34243228.Levitt BB, Lai HC, Manville AM. Effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields on flora and fauna, Part 3. Exposure standards, public policy, laws, and future directions. Rev Environ Health. 2021 Sep 27. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2021-0083. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34563106.
Listen to a recording of the TRPA meeting here starting at 1:01. This is the start of a historic effect to protect our federal lands!
In the meantime, EHT has joined a lawsuit against TRPA, Verizon Wireless, and a South Lake Tahoe property owner for violating federal law. If successful, the case will protect the lake from future wireless infrastructure deployments. It could even set legal precedent for our national parks and other sensitive environments across the country.
To donate and for more information about the case, please visit: https://www.tahoeforsafertech.org/.
We can’t thank you enough for your support and generosity!
Correction and Clarification: In an earlier email, we reported that the Tahoe Prosperity Center was a respondent in the lawsuit. The Tahoe Prosperity Center was dismissed with prejudice from this lawsuit. The lawsuit is now against the TRPA, Verizon Wireless, and a South Lake Tahoe property owner.
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