PBS WHYY: How One California Couple Beat 5G
A newly released investigation on 5G features the story of Moira and Mark Hahn who successfully fought to stop a 5G cell tower proposed for their front yard, right above their butterfly garden.
The investigative piece by Grant Hill on WHYY PBS How one California couple beat the future at their doorstep: a 5G cell site is produced by The Pulse. The Environmental Health Trust et al v. Federal Communication Commission lawsuit is featured. Please watch and share this article and podcast.
“For years, activists and researchers had accused the FCC of being “captured” by industry; a revolving door for telecom lobbyists at the federal level.
“They just ignored so much of what we had put on the record, and it seemed pretty clear that we could sue at that point related to their lack of adequate review of the record. So, we did,” Scarato said.
In 2019, Environmental Health Trust and others sued the FCC, seeking to force the agency to explain why they didn’t make a change to the guidelines. And remarkably, the group succeeded.
“The U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, determined that the FCC had acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner in their decision to maintain the limits,” Scarato said. ”
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