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Petitioning Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Senator John Thune and 6 others

Help protect our migratory birds and our health.

Tell Congress and President Obama - Stop FirstNet Microwave Towers and Fund Fiber Optics to Protect Birds, Children and Communities!  


Congress and President Obama are spending 7 billion of our tax dollars on a new nationwide deployment of microwave communication towers, called FirstNet.  This will increase dangerous microwave radiation in our environment which threatens birds, children and communities.  FirstNet is not necessary for internet service. The better way to deliver fast, safe, secure, and reliable internet service is with fiber optics. 


The US Department of Interior warns FirstNet threatens birds stating, “Study results have documented nest and site abandonment, plumage deterioration, locomotion problems, reduced survivorship, and death”.   Studies document impacts on public health from microwave radiation, including: poor sleep quality, insomnia, headaches, tinnitus, skin rash, facial flushing, cardiac arrhythmia, seizures, neurological disorders, memory and cognitive problems, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, and Autism, to name a few. Children are especially vulnerable to microwave radiation. 


Please sign the petition asking Congress  and President Obama to stop the FirstNet microwave communication towers and instead fund a nationwide fiberoptic internet system and research safe low radiation first responder networks.  


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This petition was delivered to:
  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation
    Senator John Thune
  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation
    Chairman Jay Rockefeller
  • House Committee on Energy & Commerce
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