Green Party of California Statement on 5G Wireless Technology Environmental Oversight
The federal government is fast-tracking a rollout of 5G technology on earth and in space (1).
5G requires an additional 800,000 proposed small cell sites in the United States alone placed in proximity of people, parks, and wilderness, as well as tens of thousands of satellites linked with an array of land-based macro-towers. This infrastructure has already been brought to market with no safety testing (2), and no environmental agency has set limits to ensure safety for living organisms such as insects, birds or vegetation (3).
A 2018 FCC ruling as well as federal legislation have limited local control regarding aesthetics, public safety and welfare of 5G in the public right-of-way (4). The FCC has not updated its own 1996 safety guidelines with the latest scientific findings and is playing a subservient role to industry demands over community safety….SNIPRead more →