U.S. Supreme Court Squashes Telecom Challenge to Berkeley, CA Cell Phone Right to Know Ordinance

By B.N. Frank

In 2012, then Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced the federal “Cell Phone Right to Know” Act.  It was endorsed by many health experts including the American Academy of Pediatrics but, unfortunately, it wasn’t passed.  Regardless, for many years, Berkeley, CA residents pursued their own “Cell Phone Right to Know” ordinance.  Despite telecom industry objections, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of it.  This is great news for other cities who would like to create their own ordinances as well.

From KFGO:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a free speech challenge brought by a trade group against a regulation issued by the California city of Berkeley that requires cell phone retailers to tell customers of certain radiation risks.

The justices left in place a July 2019 decision by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that refused to block the 2015 regulation that industry group CTIA appealed.

CTIA said the regulation violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects free speech rights, because the government, without the necessary justification that supports other types of regulations, is forcing retailers to spread a message they disagree with.

The 2015 regulation requires retailers to provider a notice to customers saying that carrying a cell phone can exceed Federal Communications Commission guidelines for exposure to radio-frequency radiation.

“If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines,” the notice says.

CTIA disputed the content of the notice, saying it is misleading because the FCC has concluded that carrying a cell phone is safe.

Even though the FCC is not a health or environmental agency, they are in charge of protecting the public by regulating the telecom industry. Unfortunately, they have been protecting the telecom industry at the expense of the public since long before the Trump administration.  The “Race for 5G” has made them much more dangerous.  Despite warnings from various experts and increasing opposition – they continue forcing 5G installation (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) AND making taxpayers fund it (see 1, 2).  Despite research proving harm from exposure, they refuse to update 20+ year old RF safety guidelines, limits, and testing.  In fact, there is currently a smartphone class action lawsuit because 11 models exceed RF safely limits.

Activist Post reports regularly about the FCC as well as all sources of harmful Electromagnetic Radiation aka “Electrosmog”. For more information, visit our archives and the following websites.

Subscribe to Activist Post for truth, peace, and freedom news. Become an Activist Post Patron for as little as $1 per month at Patreon. Follow us on SoMee, Flote, Minds, Twitter, and Steemit.

Provide, Protect and Profit from what’s coming! Get a free issue of Counter Markets today.

Source Article from http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ActivistPost/~3/XzjtUqb9UfQ/u-s-supreme-court-squashes-telecom-challenge-to-berkeley-ca-cell-phone-right-to-know-ordinance.html

Related Posts
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is Determined You Will Have 5G Telecom Technology

For the average American, bills that are introduced into state legislatures, especially those with bipartisan

5G Cell Phone Radiation: How the Telecom Companies Are Losing the Battle to Impose 5G Against the Will of the People

This was originally published in October 2019. Some updates were added: December 5, December 17.

The 5G Roll Out of 20,000 Telecom Satellites

Gary Null, PhD, GreenMedInfo Waking TimesFor years, scientists have warned about the dangers of enormous amounts

Telecom Lobbying: $80M in 2018 and $1.2B Since 1998. Details On Who Spent How Much and Why This Matters

August 24, 2019 By B.N. Frank Lobbyists have a bad name for good reason.  Activist

Hits: 8

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply


Powered by WordPress | Designed by: Premium WordPress Themes | Thanks to Themes Gallery, Bromoney and Wordpress Themes