2016-01-10 A press release re. LOON Project. I hope you’ll share.

  • From Kelowna, a letter that shows how wasteful, deceitful this govt and Hydro are with our money.

http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/opinion/article_1db0a9fa-b640-11e5-aadf-6768ae55cec8.html

 

  • In the Philippines cell towers are ordered removed due to cancer cluster.

http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/81042/telecom-firms-ordered-to-shut-down-cell-sites

 

  • A town in Italy removes wifi from schools, employing the precautionary principle as it was intended.

http://www.thelocal.it/20160108/italy-town-turns-off-school-wifi-over-health-concerns

 

  • Some more craziness from the tech. conference being held in Las Vegas – a “smart suit”.

http://www.engadget.com/2016/01/10/samsung-smart-wearables/

 

  • A special request from the international groups joining together to stop the LOON Project is below. This project is happening quietly and quickly, and once done will be very hard to undo. Please help by sending the press release below to your local newspapers, radios, MPs, MLAs, and to anyone else you think might help spread the word. Your help is vital. I would suggest changing the title to “Congressional Corruption Threatens Canadian Health”.

 

Please take a moment to circulate the press release below to news media, environmental organizations, medical organizations, and even friends and family.  You can use the sample email below.  Directions for supporting GUARDS can be found at our website www.stopglobalwifi.org on the Take Action page.  They include directions for how to file Informal Objections with the FCC, which is the only way to have input into the permitting process.  And, information to pass on to your Congressperson.  Congress is key to protecting our planet since only they can take the actions needed in the U.S.A.  One of which is to put the EPA in charge of protecting health and the environment, as the EPA tried to do in the past.  Right now the FCC is in charge of both promoting wireless technology and protecting your health from wireless technology, an obvious conflict.   A pdf of the press release can be found at http://www.stopglobalwifi.org/documents/PressReleaseDec2015.pdf.

Thank you.

GUARDS

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please read the press release below.

Eight companies are planning to launch more than 11,000 satellites for global WiFi coverage – a microwave radiation based technology.An action group composed of citizens worldwide—Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARDS)— contends that these projects, which include projects by SpaceX, Facebook, and Google’s Project Loon, violate important human rights conventions due to the serious detrimental biological effects and non-consenting exposures which will result.This global union contends that decades of congressional corruption has resulted in a lack of protections to the public.

Thank you for your attention to this important issue,

Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space

www.stopglobalwifi.org

 For Immediate Release

Date: December 27, 2015

Contact:                 

Catherine Kleiber, Wisconsin USA, 920-478-969

Marcey Kliparchuk, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 780-760-0872
info@stopglobalwifi.org
 Congressional Corruption Threatens American (Canadian) Health

Technology, aerospace, and telecommunications corporations are all rushing to saturate the planet with microwave radiation—a class 2B carcinogen. Microwave radiation is the invisible platform that allows modern wireless devices, including cellphones and WiFi to communicate. Microwave (MW) radiation is part of the radio frequency (RF) portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.

A citizen action group—Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARDS)—contends that these projects, which include projects by SpaceX, Facebook, and Google’s Project Loon,violate important human rights conventions due to the serious biological effects and involuntary nature of exposures. Catherine Kleiber, a GUARDS member put the blame squarely on the US House and Senate: “Congress, under pressure from industry lobbyists ended EPA research into health effects of radiofrequency radiation and passed the Telecommunications Act prohibiting any state, municipal or citizen from questioning, objecting to or refusing any telecommunications project for health or environmental reasons. Our legislators could have said no but gave in to industry as usual.”

 

Projects to launch and replace thousands of satellites to provide worldwide Internet service will blanket the earth with harmful pulsed microwave radiation, destroy ozone and worsen climate change due to the emission of black soot from so many rockets. Combined with the detrimental environmental effects RF radiation has on both flora and fauna, including bees, these global wireless projects may lead to environmental devastation and even widespread starvation.

 

RF radiation limits are now the sole responsibility of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which is the subject of a recent report published by Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Centerfor Ethics—Captured Agency: How the Federal Communications Commission Is Dominated by the Industries It Presumably Regulates by Norm Alster. On February 7, 2014, in reference to these very RF radiation limits, the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) stated, “the electromagnetic radiation standards used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to be based on thermal heating, a criterion now nearly 30 years out of date and inapplicable today.” This is unfortunate for the American public, but not surprising, since the FCC is not a health and safety agency and has no in-house personnel qualified to research and set RF radiation safety limits.

 

In 1993, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wrote a scathing criticism of the FCC’s proposed RF/MW radiation limits . In June 1995, the EPA announced to the FCC that it would be releasing its own RF/MW radiation safety limits in early 1996. An internal EPA memorandum regarding a meeting with the FCC and the NTIA makes it clear that the EPA was also initiating a process to develop initial regulations pertaining to chronic RF/MW radiation exposures and non-thermal RF/MW radiation effects within a two-year time frame. But, after industry lobbying, on September 13, 1995 the EPA Radiation Division that drafted the regulations was de-funded by the Senate Appropriations Committee, which also wrote, “The Committee believes EPA should not engage in EMF activities”.

In 1996, telecom industry lobbyists succeeded in getting The 1996 Telecommunications Act passed. This Act prohibited states, municipalities and citizens from objecting to the placement and construction of wireless communications facilities (antennas) for reasons of health or the environment and assigned the FCC to be the sole regulator of “safety” related to wireless RF/MW radiation-emitting technology.

 

“It is time for Congress to take their responsibility to protect the health and environmental security of Americans seriously and to put the EPA in charge of setting RF radiation safety limits that will truly protect the American public. Congress must stop these dangerous projects that intend to irradiate the entire continent with RF radiation before they start. Non-wireless Internet and communication technologies are available and can always be improved.” said Marcey Kliparchuk a spokesperson for GUARDS.

 

In the years since the EPA was prevented from developing biologically-based RF radiation exposure limits, millions of Americans have begun to experience effects that are well documented in the medical literature to result from exposure to radiation emitted by wireless technology—including headache, sleepiness, cognitive impairment, fatigue, depression, anxiety, facial flushing, skin rash,asthma, cardiac arrhythmia, easy bruising, infertility, insomnia, neurological disease and cancers (breast, lung, brain, lymphoma, leukemia, melanoma, and others).

 

In the culmination of a process begun in 1999, The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences finally contracted in August 2005 to have toxicology research performed to assess the cancer risk and other biological effects of wireless radiation in lab animals. The results have still not been released years after completion of the research.

 

Over 200 scientists researching the biological and health effects of exposure to radiation from wireless devices and other sources of EMF have submitted a formal Appeal to the United Nations because“Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.”

 

GUARDS is an international coalition against global WiFi from space, a complex technology of radiation and toxic chemicals endangering all life on Earth

 

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Resources

Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARDS) www.StopGlobalWiFi.org

Captured Agency: How the Federal Communications Commission Is Dominated by the Industries It Presumably Regulateshttp://ethics.harvard.edu/files/center-for-ethics/files/capturedagency_alster.pdf

EMF Scientists Appeal to the United Nations www.EMFscientist.org

Department of Interior on FCC RF limits http://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/us_doi_comments.pdf

EPA comment about proposed FCC RF limits http://www.StopGlobalWiFi.org/documents/epa_to_fcc_3nov_93.pdf

EPA letter to FCC http://www.StopGlobalWiFi.org/documents/epa2.pdf

EPA internal RF safety limits memorandum http://www.StopGlobalWiFi.org/documents/epa1.pdf

Silent Wireless Spring http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/silentwirelesspring.pdf 

Microwave News – Institute of Environmental Health Secrets: NIEHS Mum on $25 Million RF Animal Project  http://microwavenews.com/news-center/ntp-rf-animal-studies

 

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A few of the many letters written to the BCUC. Thanks so much to everyone who has written.

 

From: Sherry Ridout [mailto:s.ridout@shaw.ca]
Sent: January 9, 2016 5:31 PM
To: constance.smith@bcuc.com
Cc: adrian.dix.mla@leg.bc.ca; john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca; bill.bennett.mla@leg.bc.ca
Subject: BC Hydro – 2015 Rate Design Application – Letter of Comment re Sharon Noble // Log No. 51126 ; Exhibit A-9 ”

 

Dear Ms Smith,

Earlier in the process for the recent Rate Design Application many were refused intervener status because BCUC said that the “meter choice” and smart meter program were not part of the Rate Design Application. This is no longer true!

I refer to the amendment by BC Hydro to increase the reconnection fees to $700.00. The BC Utilities Act states that it is illegal to discriminate and charge some customers a different rate for the same service.  In addition, proposed amendments to Hydro Electric Tariffs, posted as Exhibit B-1-1 relate to smart meters.   With these points in mind I would strongly urge the commission to reconsider Sharon Noble’s status as an intervener along with any others who were denied a voice in these proceedings when it was thought these issues were not going to be addressed in the application.

On that note may I point out a couple of procedural issues that would go a long way to increasing public input, if indeed that is what you really want:

  1. If a document contains 4000 plus pages allow for a longer period of time for digesting and commenting & don’t introduce it over a holiday period.
  2. Try and reduce the jargon. If this is not possible due to the complexity of the issues then be sure bodies, such as yours, that have the required knowledge are truly acting on behalf of the public. You seem to have morphed into an administrative body for Hydro and the government rather than an independent body created to protect the public’s interest.

This hearing is important to me but I do not have the expertise or time needed to address issues that will affect me and my household. Those who are resisting smart meters for health reasons are having their rights infringed upon and the extra fees are not reasonable or justified. Again, I respectfully request that Sharon Noble be allowed to represent me and my concerns by reinstating her intervener status.

Thank you for your time and consideration of this matter.

Sherry Ridout

 

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From: x
Sent: January 9, 2016 3:57 PM
To: constance.smith@bcuc.com
Subject: BC Hydro — 2015 Rate Design Application — Letter of Comment re Sharon Noble // Log No. 51126; Exhibit A-9

 

 

Constance Smith
Senior Administrator
BC Utilities Commission
Box 250, 900 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC  V6Z 2N3

 

Attention: Ms. Erica Hamilton, Secretary to the Commission

 

Date:  January 9, 2015

Dear Ms. Hamilton,

 

Re: BC Hydro – 2015 Rate Design Application  – Letter of Comment re Sharon Noble //  Log No. 51126 ; Exhibit A-9

 

 

It has come to our attention that Sharon Noble’s intervener status has been rescinded/unaccepted by the Commission’s office because the “meter choice” and smart meter program are not part of the Rate Design Application.
With the requested rate increase to $700 for ONLY those who refuse access to the meter, this is directed at those customers who want to prevent changeover to a smart or radio-off meter.  The rate of $700 is many times the reconnection charge requested for all other customers.  This is discriminatory and punitive, in reality an attempt to force acceptance of smart meters on all customers under threat of punishment.
It is illegal according to the BC Utilities Act.  Such a fee negates the “meter choice” program as it is too onerous for anyone to pay.  As such, the substance of the rate application DOES include the “meter choice” and smart meter programs, though it omits any explicit statement as such.  With that being said, we respectfully request and expect that Sharon Noble be granted intervener status.  She represents those of us who have chosen to keep our analogue meters and have already experience harassment from BC Hydro.  If BC Hydro is given other rights requested within their application, they will have more power than ever to make decisions with no public input and add onerous demands on its customers.

 

This hearing is very important to us personally because we have taken the “choice” to keep our analogue meter.  The reasons for that include danger of fire, health effects of electromagnetic radiation, and the fact that our analogue meter has served us well for many years without health and safety concerns.  The imposition of a smart meter infringes upon our right to safety in our own home.  Since there have been many instances of analogue meters being exchanged for smart or radio-off meters without customer consent, we have put a locked cage over our meter along with signs that say “No Smart Meter”.  We have paid the “legacy” fee each month for a total so far of approximately $816 for two years.  This total is only slightly less than the cost of the hydro power we use.

 

In conclusion, we ask that Sharon Noble be allowed to represent us and our concerns.  We strongly support reinstatement of her intervener status.  Others who have been denied intervener status because their applications relate to the “meter choice” and smart meter programs should also be granted intervener status.

 

Yours truly,

X, BCHydro ratepayer
Account Number xxxxx

 

PS  We request that this email be included with “letters of comment” in your deliberations.

 

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Constance Smith                                               January 10, 2016
Senior Administrator
BC Utilities Commission
Box 250, 900 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC  V6Z 2N3
Fax:  604-660-1102
Email:  constance.smith@bcuc.com

 

Attention: Ms. Erica Hamilton, Secretary to the Commission

 

Dear Ms. Hamilton,

 

Re: BC Hydro – 2015 Rate Design Application  – Letter of Comment re Sharon Noble //  Log No. 51126 ; Exhibit A-9

 

I understand that Sharon Noble’s status as an intervenor has been withdrawn, and I am writing to ask that you restore her status because she is a thoughtful and constructive citizen of British Columbia who has only the wellbeing of our people in mind.

 

As I understand it, the government of BC passed an Order-in Council that has stripped the BCUC of all its authority except that of examining BC Hydro’s rate structure, so any questions or opinions that Sharon Noble, might have about smartmeters, transmission lines, power plants and such, are irrelevant because BCUC is prohibited from examining these issues. But her comments on hydro rates, service fees, and inflated charges that are essentially fines, are indeed valid, and relevant to your examining the rates Hydro charges for electricity and the other services the company provides. Some of these charges can only be described as extortionate.

 

I believe that this is a free speech issue. If Ms Noble speaks about hydro meters, for example, the Order-in-Council gag order instructs you to ignore her, but if she speaks about the rates Hydro charges for its various services, I believe it is your duty to listen to what she says and take appropriate action.

 

I’d be curious to know if the BCUC members have been read-in on global plans to solve our ecological problems and why the citizenry hasn’t been invited to participate. Please restore Sharon Noble’s status as an intervenor.

 

Yours truly,

 

XX

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Newsletter prepared by Sharon Noble

A:  Free radicals damage DNA
B: Non-ionizing radiation creates free radicals.
C: Therefore, non-ionizing radiation can damage DNA
DAMAGED DNA  CAN LEAD TO CANCER.