NIMBY or "not in my backyard" represents those people who oppose dirty and polluting industry near their own homes. NIMBY is smart. We should all embrace NIMBY, eliminating environmental injustice in everyone's backyards. Trolls use NIMBY as an insult to disparage protecting one's own home and backyard as if that were selfish & we ought roll over and expose our soft underbellies. Again, we should all be prickly NIMBY porcupines about wireless.
Because so many people, especially children, are suffering poor health, a law is needed to stop or reduce pollution. Liberties, especially privacy, are also under threat with impunity, and a law is needed to prevent such wanton disregard. We are working on a draft to address environmental responsibility, at the least. Suggestions are welcome. A petition initiative will be necessary--please volunteer to help!
A new product can be (1) assumed safe until proven otherwise, or (2) assumed unsafe, until proven safe. A strong version of the Precautionary Principle assumes #2, placing the onus on the producer, rather than the consumer, to prove safety of a product. A strong version of this principle encourages due diligence and research on safety to prevent harm and ensuing liability. States must demand the right to enforce this common sense and ethical principle.