"Massachusetts residents are indirectly financing 'junk science' by tobacco scientist Peter Valberg through taxes and utility rates. This petition calls on the Gov.. the AGO, and the legislature to investigate lack of adequate health and environmental protections for residents, caused by possible collusion between Gradient Corporation, the MA Dept. of Public Utilities, and the corporations the DPU is supposed to regulate. "
A petition calling for biologically-based electromagnetic field public exposure standards, from the International EMF Alliance. "We, the undersigned, find that current national government as well as international authority limits do not protect the general public from adverse health effects from electromagnetic fields (EMF) emanating from devices such as power lines, cell phones and all wireless Internet devices and their associated antenna sites..." Please sign and pass on. Thank you.
In November, 2014 National Grid announced electric rates would increase by 37% due to being forced to burn gas instead of coal. When Cape Wind was proposed we were made to understand that clean, sustainable energy would cost ~20 cents a kilowatt-hour or double the conventional rate. It seems we, as a society, should be investing much more in wind & solar to forestall increases that will only trend ever upward. Please sign the petition "Massachusetts State House: Deny all increases in National Grid's Electric Rates!" on Change.org. It's important. Will you sign it too? Here's the link:
There is a move to abolish landline service by 2020. Landlines are preferable for their quality of service and reliability in power outages. Electro Sensitive (EHS) individuals might not even be able to use cellphones that are really not safe to begin with. Local businesses keep landlines for unlimited incoming calls. Forcing people to pay for both outgoing and incoming is double dipping. How would those in remote locations be serviced? Blanketing the wilderness with microwaves and innumerable relay towers would serve very few yet need to be maintained, powered and backup powered at great expense. Another company would take over the legacy copper network. Sign a petition to FCC to keep landline service available for those who want or need it:
"Our courts and agencies appear to require evidence of death, disability, and other harms before halting a growing number of chemical and wireless threats--our systems must be restructured to be more proactive on safety. There is a larger pattern of reckless or ignorant decisionmaking by administrators, agencies, business organizations, politicians, and even the military in choosing short-term gain over precautionary public health."
The FCC has relied for too long on outdated military studies and their experience of relatively short duration exposures of personnel to higher-levels. Electrical engineers assert if the RF levels are non-thermal they cannot harm life. But such experts are not trained in physiology or neurology to recognize there are downsides from the continuous, unabated non-thermal exposures of civilians to microwaves now produced by everyday wireless devices like cordless & cell phones, Wi-Fi, baby monitors and smart meters. This seemingly harmless, lower power, non-thermal Radio Frequency Radiation is shown to harm all life, especially the young whose cells are dividing rapidly. http://electromagnetichealth.org/electromagnetic-health-blog/petition-urge-congress-on-emf-safety/