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Anti-RF Boogie Rap

We all know that some members of the public view radio frequency emissions to be unsafe, and they lobby against wireless projects based on their fears of RF. Yet those who have studied the broadly accepted scientific research, and understand how the FCC set the current national standards, recognize that non-ionizing emissions from cell towers . . . → Read More: Anti-RF Boogie Rap

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Major New RF Safety Practice Guide

The Public Law Journal of the State Bar of California has published Jonathan’s Kramer paper, “A Practical Guide to Radio Frequency Emissions Safety.” The article appears in the Summer 2009 edition (Vol. 32, No. 3).

This guide discusses how local government agencies can properly and effectively deal with RF safety issues that come up in . . . → Read More: Major New RF Safety Practice Guide

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US Court of Appeals – No decision on FCC’s emergency power rules

On July 8, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit declined to act on the CTIA’s request to block the FCC rules on emergency power of telecom sites (including cell sites).

From the order:

RANDOLPH, Circuit Judge: Hurricane Katrina exposed several weaknesses in the Gulf Coast’s communications infrastructure, among which was the loss of . . . → Read More: US Court of Appeals – No decision on FCC’s emergency power rules

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Birds/NEPA 1, FCC/CTIA 0

Today, the Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed an FCC order regarding tower siting as being in violation of the proper NEPA standard.

The case caption and introduction are below, followed by a PDF of the decision.

No. 06-1165 AMERICAN BIRD CONSERVANCY, INC. AND FOREST CONSERVATION COUNCIL, PETITIONERS v. FEDERAL . . . → Read More: Birds/NEPA 1, FCC/CTIA 0

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