CHD v the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
February 3, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 3, 2020
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Children’s Health Defense Submitted Historic Case Against U.S. Government for Wireless Harms
CHD Chairman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., will lead the legal team with seasoned telecommunications and administrative law attorney Scott McCollough.
Washington, DC—Children’s Health Defense (CHD) is leading a historic legal action against the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for its refusal to review their 25 year old guidelines, and to promulgate scientific, human evidence-based radio frequency emissions (“RF”) rules that adequately protect public health from wireless technology radiation. The Petition contends the agency’s actions are capricious and not evidence-based. The Petition was filed on 2/2/2020 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
The Petitioners include parents of children injured by wireless devices, a mother whose son died from a brain tumor from cell tower exposure, physicians who see the epidemic of sickness in their clinics and Professor David Carpenter, a renowned scientist.
“This action represents the first time in 25 years that we finally can expose the FCC fecklessness in court, and give those who have been injured by the FCC’s disregard for human health a voice,” says Dafna Tachover, CHD’s Director of Stop 5G & Wireless Harms.
In 1996, the FCC, responsible for regulating the safety of wireless technology, adopted guidelines which only protect consumers from thermal levels of wireless harm, ignoring substantial evidence of profound harms from non-thermal levels. The FCC hasn’t reviewed its guidelines since, despite clear scientific evidence and growing rates of RF related sickness.
In 2012, the General Accountability Office published a report recommending that the FCC re-assess its guidelines. As a result, in 2013, the FCC opened docket 13-84 asking for public comment. Despite overwhelming evidence in support of new rules submitted by hundreds of individuals and scientists, the FCC did nothing. On December 4, 2019, the FCC closed the docket and affirmed the adequacy of its guidelines without proper assessment. CHD’s action challenges that FCC decision.
The FCC’s obsolete guidelines and the false sense of safety they provide enabled the uncontrolled proliferation of wireless technology and the ongoing deployment of 5G, which will exponentially increase exposure to this harmful radiation.
CHD is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the epidemic of children’s chronic health conditions. The organization recognizes that wireless technology radiation is a contributing factor to the exponential increase in sickness among children.
February 2, 2020
CHD v FFC Petition For Review of Order by the Federal Communications Commission filed in the in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
January 30, 2020
CHD’s Dafna Tachover, Talks About 5G Dangers With RT America—
Critics allege that corporate power and control over the institutions like the FCC have led to the suppression of the science of wireless technology and the risk it poses to public health. (FCC has refused to review its obsolete health guidelines ignoring the ill-effects of 5G.) Dafna Tachover, senior attorney and director of the 5G program at Children’s Health Defense joins RT America’s Michele Greenstein (in for Rick Sanchez) to share her expertise.
Children’s Health Defense joined by parents of children who have become sick and their physicians, sued the FCC for it’s refusal to review its obsolete health guidelines. Anyone can donate to help us with the lawsuit at www.ChildrensHealthDefense.org/donate. Choose 5G on the dropdown menu.
January 21, 2020
Robert Kennedy Jr.’s Legal Team Sues FCC – The team includes RFK, Jr., IRREGULATORs’ Attorney Scott W. McCollough & Dafna Tachover, CHD’s Director of Stop 5G & Wireless Harms
Robert Kennedy, Jr., Chairman of Children’s Health Defense (CHD), is committed to be proactive on the concerns regarding excessive exposure of our children to 5G and wireless radiation. To fulfill this promise, CHD submitted a lawsuit on February 2, 2020 against the FCC for its December 4, 2019 decision to decline to review its 1996 guidelines, and for its determination that the guidelines are protective of human health.
The Dec. 4 determination provides a rare opportunity to sue the FCC and expose its disregard for public health that has been causing so many injuries and deaths, including among children. We will be representing the many children who have been injured. This is the opportunity we have been waiting for; a successful lawsuit on this will be a game changer.
To have the best chances of succeeding, we have assembled an ideal team of Attorneys to lead this case! Each one brings different strengths to the case:
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., CHD’s Chairman, is a leading Environmental Attorney who has been involved with many groundbreaking lawsuits including the recent successful cases against Monsanto. He was a senior attorney for the NRDC and now leading cases for the protection of children’s health rights.
Scott W. McCollough is the Attorney who is representing the IRREGULATORS in their lawsuit against the FCC, a case that will help expose a multi-billion-dollar fraud by Telecom companies. Scott has decades of experience as a Telecommunications and Administrative Law Attorney, leading the type of lawsuits we are submitting against the FCC.
Dafna Tachover is an expert on wireless and 5G health effects and has recently been brought on board at CHD to spearhead the Stop 5G effort. Dafna brings specialized knowledge and experience for this case. She is an Attorney, and holds a MBA, and has a Telecommunications background. She has been involved in cases focusing on wireless harms including a Supreme Court case in Israel against Wi-Fi in schools, a case that led to the first limitations on Wi-Fi worldwide!
We need your help to raise $100,000 to fund this effort. We hope that you will support this rare chance to take action against the FCC. Any donation would be helpful.
Here is how to donate:
If you would like to support our efforts by making a donation, please use one of the following methods:
- Go to the Children’s Health Defense Donate page, and under ‘Funding Options’ choose ‘Stop 5G’ (see below).
- Mail a check to:
Children’s Health Defense
1227 N Peachtree Pkwy, Suite #202
Peachtree City, GA 30269
- Authorize a wire transfer to the following bank account:
Capital One Bank
Routing number: 065000090
Account Number: 3027099268
When donating, please state that the donation is towards the “Stop 5G Project”
About The Case
On December 4, 2019, the FCC adopted an order affirming the adequacy of their 1996 wireless radiation exposure safety guidelines. These guidelines are at the core of the fraud perpetrated on the public that wireless technology is safe. Their guidelines ignore the overwhelming evidence of harm, scientific and human. By adopting and maintaining irrelevant guidelines, the FCC has enabled and forced the uncontrolled proliferation of wireless technology and now 5G. This has led to a growing epidemic of sickness among children and adults, and it has caused harm to animals, plants and the ecosystem at large.
In 2012, the General Accountability Office of Congress published a report, recommending that the FCC reassess its 1996 guidelines. As a result, in 2013, the FCC opened docket 13-84 asking for public comment. This docket was open for 6 years. On December 4, 2019, the FCC officially closed the docket and affirmed the adequacy of its guidelines without proper assessment.
Now that the docket is closed, we finally have an opportunity to expose the FCC’s fraud by suing the FCC under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The petition will ask the court to set aside the FCC order, asserting that the order is arbitrary, capricious and an abuse of discretion. The case had to be submitted by February 3rd.
This action is the only available avenue to legally attack the FCC and to expose the fraud. We hope you can help us create change!