California and Oregon, May and June 2009

United States – The Telecommunications Act of 1996, under the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), prevents state and local governments from regulating cell towers and wireless facilities on health and environmental grounds. *

June, 2009 — Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support Federal legislation to repeal those portions of the Act and to return these powers to the local government.

May 26, 2009 — Los Angeles Unified School District (approximately 600 schools) – The Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution supporting the deployment of fibre optic broadband technology because it is faster, more secure, can handle more data and is safer than wireless technology.

May 2009 Portland, Oregon – The City Council has voted to recommend that the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) “revisit and update studies on potential health concerns” arising from wireless emissions.

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