ACTION: Prevent powerful microwave emitting antennas for 4G/5G from being installed every 4-12 houses on utility poles in California!


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SB 649 gives telecommunications companies rubber stamp approval to install powerful microwave emitting antennas for 4G/5G every 4 to 12 houses on utility poles along the street!  It removes local city and county authority over cellular facility placement and we would have no legal right to stop it.

SB 649 would put radio frequency radiation (RFR) cell towers on
 every block in every neighborhood and countryside in California with an over the counter permit. PLEASE contact your representatives and those on the committee to oppose this bill by Tuesday July 11.

Oppose SB 649 because it eliminates local zoning authority, conflicts with federal and other laws, and increases harmful radio frequency radiation (RFR). International independent scientists are calling for reducing RFR based on peer reviewed published science showing RFR harms the public and nature, and children are especially vulnerable.


From the League of California Cities: “…As if SB 649 wasn’t wreaking enough havoc on the ability for cities to protect their residents, the June 20, 2017 amendments completely deregulate and eliminate all oversight for “micro-wireless” facilities which can be equipment nearly three feet long dangling between utility poles, raising significant public safety issues such as obstructing traffic sight distance without any oversight. The bill also now applies a utility pole “attachment rate” formula which is inappropriate for equipment being placed on city buildings, street and traffic lights.
As amended, the bill is no longer limited to just “small cells.” It now applies broadly to all telecommunications providers and the equipment they use from “micro-wireless” to “small cell” to “macro-towers.” It’s clear from the direction of this bill, that this is not about 5G wireless deployment, but more about local deregulation of the entire telecommunications industry.


Though this is focused on what’s happening in California now, similar bills are being introduced throughout the nation with ALEC co-sponsoring the bills.  Watch out for it in your state!


Contact your State Assembly member and Senator to vote NO on this dangerous bill.  Find yours here:

CONTACT staff handling SB.649 for Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee (scroll down on this page:

Contact California Assembly here:

Detailed Information is here:


H.R. 3053 – Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017


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Nuclear Waste legislation, if enacted could pave way for irradiated nuclear fuel shipments to move through most states, many major cities and most U.S. Congressional Districts.
Despite a 50-group environmental coalition in opposition, H.R. 3053, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017, as amended, passed the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee by a vote of 49 to 4. All Republican members, and all but four Democrats (Schakowsky of IL, Ben Lujan of NM, Loebsack of IA, and Engel of NY) who were present, voted in favor of reviving the cancelled Yucca Mountain, NV high-level radioactive waste dump, and legalizing private de facto permanent parking lot dumps, targeted at TX and NM.

If enacted, the legislation could pave the way for unprecedented numbers of irradiated nuclear fuel truck and trains, as well as barge shipments to begin moving in just a few years, through most states, many major cities, and most U.S. congressional districts.

Urge your U.S. Rep. to block it – You can look up your U.S. Rep.’s full contact info at the website, by typing in your Zip code in the upper right, clicking Go, and follow the internet links.

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ACTION Sat and Sun: Ventura County approved new oil facility without impact study.


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Boots on the Ground Needed – Sat & Sun – June 24 & 25 –
CFROG is working with Food & Water Watch in appealing a project in Oxnard that will increase air pollution and risk of illness to thousands of nearby residents. Ventura County has failed to study the full health and environmental impacts of the project.

Ventura County approved new oil facility without impact study.

Ventura County must address environmental justice issues. No Impact Study No Approval!

We need YOU to help us this coming weekend –
Sat & Sun, June 24 & 25.

SIGN UP NOW to join our team and go door to door informing the community about the project and gathering petition signatures in support of our appeal. More information

Meet at the Food & Water Watch,  Ventura office parking lot at 940 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura starting at 9am.

Help us reach our goal of 1000 signatures!

If you can’t make it out this weekend, please 1) Sign & Share our petition in support of the appeal and 2) Consider a monthly donation to CFROG – $25 a month will help CFROG protect public health and the environment from dangerous oil and gas impacts.

June 2017: CFROG and Food & Water Watch have filed an appeal of the approval and are waiting for a hearing date to be set before the Ventura County Planning Commission.

More information

Stand Up For Peace Rally Friday, May 19


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Please join the Green Party of Ventura County, Bernie Sanders Activists, Veterans for Peace, and other community groups at the Stand Up For Peace Rally, Friday, May 19, Corner of Victoria and Telephone (Ventura Government Center)
between 4:45 PM and 6:45 PM.

We will have a number of banners available but encourage you to be creative in making signs that will cause people to think about the impact of war.

Some ideas:

If war is the answer, we are asking the wrong question

War is just one more big government program

War does not determine who is right….only who is left

No more blood for oil!

We can’t feed the poor but we can fund a war

Make love not war

Give peace a chance