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Watch Now! Project WTF: Antenna & Cell Pole Litigation Underway

Make no mistake, antenna and cell pole litigation is indeed underway! The video mentions the appeal of the FCC's 2018 Small Cell Order. That case is now closed, as the Supreme Court on June 28th, 2021 -- Just after the video was made -- declined to review that appeal, to which Montgomery County was a party. However, as the video explains, while that appeal was pending, the FCC released two additional Orders that splintered off germane issues, which brought further, widespread litigation, including by Montgomery County. And the video discusses that active litigation.

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Tell them to stop ZTA 19-07!

The following links are referenced in the presentation:

  • As the County telecom attorneys BB&K have explained, through this 2nd Order on RF Standards, the FCC makes no changes to RF emissions limits it established principally in the 1990s.
  • Press coverage reported: Two Obama-appointed judges suggested FCC review inadequate
    And legal analysts expect that the Court will likely vacate and remand the 2nd Order on RF Standards.
  • BB&K advised that, as adopted, [the 6406 Clarification Order] has the potential to undermine communities’ enforcement of aesthetic standards, including concealment, applicable to wireless facilities, including small cells in the public rights-of-way.

Contact Montgomery County Leaders
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Council President Tom Hucker

Councilmember Andrew Friedson

Councilmember Evan Glass

Councilmember Will Jawando

Councilmember Sidney Katz

Councilmember Nancy Navarro

Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz (ZTA 19-07 co-sponsor)

Councilmember Craig Rice (ZTA 19-07 co-sponsor)

Councilmember Hans Riemer (ZTA 19-07 sponsor)

Montgomery County Council

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich

Project WTF Litigation Video

Posted by adminMC4T in Action Alerts, presentations, Project WTF