Organizations From 34 States and 29 Countries Join Amicus Brief Asking U.S. Supreme Court to Strike Down a Clause in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 That Prohibits Local Governments From Regulating Cell Towers
On November 23, 2021, 289 organizations and 34 individuals filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief in support of our petition to the United States Supreme Court.
Our petition asks the Court to strike down, as unconstitutional, a clause in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that prohibits local governments from regulating cell towers on the basis of health and the environment.
The organizations that signed the amicus brief are from:
In addition, the following national organizations signed the amicus brief:
AMERICANS FOR RESPONSIBLE TECHNOLOGY
BUILDING BIOLOGY INSTITUTE
MOMS ACROSS AMERICA
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDREN AND SAFE TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESS
ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION
And the following international organizations signed:
FAI FEDERACIÓN AMBIENTALISTA INTERNACIONAL
(International Environmental Federation)
INTERNATIONAL EMF ALLIANCE
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN ACCOUNTABILITY
INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR SAFE TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY & PROTECTION (INSTEPP)
STOP 5G INTERNATIONAL
TAKE BACK YOUR HEALTH INTERNATIONAL
And the following organization representing Latin America signed:
LATINOAMÉRICA POR TECNOLOGÍA SEGURA (LATAMxTS)
(Latin America for Safe Technology)
The amici are not just EMF and Stop 5G organizations. They are also doctors, therapists, performing artists, and environmental organizations of all kinds:
Rights of Nature
Health & Habitat
Community Planet Foundation
Malibu Agricultural Society
Santa Barbara Green Sisters
Willits Environmental Center
Once A Forest
Ocean Mammal Institute
Help Our Planet Earth
Vermonters for a Clean Environment
Be The Change Earth Alliance
Entre Terre et Ciel
Freundliche Erde e.v.
Urobia, Parque Ecológico
Sortir du Nucléaire
The Conscious Farmer
Cornwall Lovers Environmental Activists Network
Mind Your Wildlife Manors
You can read all of the filed documents on the Supreme Court’s website: the petition we filed on October 25, 2021; the amicus brief that was filed on November 23, 2021 in support of our petition; and the list of all the amici.
We have about one and a half months to circulate these three documents far and wide, in order to get publicity and widespread support from around the world, before our petition goes before the Supreme Court for consideration. We want the general public to start talking about our petition, so that the Supreme Court hears about it from many sources, and knows that it is important.
The Petitioners are Santa Fe Alliance for Public Health and Safety, Arthur Firstenberg, and Monika Steinhoff. The Respondents are the City of Santa Fe, the Attorney General of New Mexico, and the United States of America. The Respondents have until December 29, 2021 to answer our petition. We then have until January 12, 2022 to reply to them. The petition then goes to the Court for its consideration, to decide whether or not to hear our case.
Please forward the three documents – the petition, the amicus brief, and the list of amici — to everyone you know. Send them to newspapers and radio and TV stations where you live. Send them to environmental organizations that you are members of, and to environmental organizations that you are not members of.
Give them to your elected representatives. Distribute them in the street. Call radio talk shows. Tell everyone this petition is for the future of life on Earth. And it is. Not just because it is about cell towers. But because it represents the restoration to us all of the right to health, a clean environment, and a future. We must stop fighting one another, take back responsibility for how we live in the world, and unite in common cause.
Democrats and Republicans, Liberals and Conservatives, blacks and whites, Christians and Muslims, rich and poor, advocates for insects, birds, whales and forests, and against plastics, pesticides, global warming, and both nuclear and wireless radiation.
There are practically no insects or birds left, and the oceans are dying. This is an opportunity — an opportunity to generate widespread awareness of this health and environmental problem and to build bridges and make connections that have not been possible until now.
Arthur Firstenberg is a scientist and journalist who is at the forefront of a global movement to tear down the taboo surrounding this subject. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University with a degree in mathematics, he attended the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine from 1978 to 1982. Injury by X-ray overdose cut short his medical career. For the past thirty-five years he has been a researcher, consultant, and lecturer on the health and environmental effects of electromagnetic radiation, as well as a practitioner of several healing arts.