Watch Virginians for Safe Technology's Communications Director Jenny DeMarco and Radio Frequency expert Mary Bauer talk about their new national wireless enforcement campaign with the National Health Federation!
Right now, as congress and the Biden Administration focuses on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, they'e simultaneously expanding the wireless broadband infrastructure at a staggering rate. These two goals are in direct conflict with one another because the Communications Technology (CT) industry is one of the largest polluters of GHG.
As it stands, the CT industry which includes wireless devices, cell towers, small cell facilities, cloud computing, data centers, and more is projected to use 51% of the world's power by 2030 - and the resulting GHG from fossil fuels will increase pollution exponentially; not to mention the detrimental impact of wireless radiation on our health, animals, plants, and all life on earth.
Our elected officials are voting to put pressure on farmers to give up agricultural land for reforestation and carbon sequestration, yet the telecom industry is getting a free pass from any industry mandates or accountability for CO2 reductions. Instead, the American Jobs Plan bill is slated to award the wireless industry at least $65 billion and there are 28 federal bills to further deregulate wireless broadband across the United States, including on federal land (think national parks). This is extremely concerning because ZERO of this money has been set aside to address any sort of enforcement or controls regarding the maximum permissible exposure limits to radiation, the carbon emission levels, and impact on public safety, our environment, cyber security, property values or privacy.
It’s never been more urgent to get protective radiation enforcement legislation passed in congress because the stakes are higher than they've ever been before. To help Virginians for Safe Technology and the National Health Federation build this grassroots effort, fill in your contact info in the enforcement and mitigation proposal below to trigger an email to be sent your US Rep & both Senators!