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Smart Meters and Grids
SMART METERS and GRIDS OVERVIEW
MAILING ADDRESS for BC HYDRO SMART METER CLASS ACTION:
Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box 52061
Beacon Ave. RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9
ADDRESS for registration or letters to BCUC: email@example.com
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Updated Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program
NEW: WEBSITE JUST FOR CLASS ACTION
1. CLASS ACTION
COMPLETE THIS FORM TO JOIN THE BC HYDRO CLASS ACTION:
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3. WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?
4. TAKE ACTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY
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5. JUST WAKING UP?
If you have NEVER INFORMED BC Hydro of your OPPOSITION to this program, or your wish to REMOVE an UNWANTED smart meter, and wish to do so now:
SEND THIS and then proceed from the top of this package:
NO-FEE OPT-OUT REGISTRATION NOTICE (BC HYDRO)
(INSTRUCTIONS for No-Fee Opt-Out Notice (BC HYDRO)
" . . . Two gentlemen, Madeson Chase and Len Miller, of Vancouver, recently had their firearms seized as a result of their disagreements with the Smart Mer program. Miller, a well known opponent of Smart Meters and a retired Vancouver Police Detective, found a BC Hydro crew on his property, preparing to install a Smart Meter on his house. Miller informed them that they were trespassing, that he did not wish to have a Smart Meter installed and ordered them off the property. Miller then called Vancouver Police, informed them of the trespass and requested their assistance.
"When the police arrived, they asked Miller if there were any firearms in his home. When Miller responded that there were, the firearms were seized under the excuse that since Miller was angry and upset at the trespass on his property, he and his firearms represented a danger to pubic safety and the safety of the Smart Meter installers.
"Madeson Chase, also of Vancouver, had a similar experience with Smart Meters. . . .
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COMPLETE THIS FORM to join the BC HYDRO CLASS ACTION
PARTICIPATION FORM (Residential) to download
Mailing address if different_________________________________
E-mail address ____________________ phone number ____________
BC Hydro account number, if you have one ____________
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Please make cheque payable to "Coalition to Stop Smart Meters"
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Mail to: Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box 52061
Beacon Ave., RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9
NB The PARTICIPATION FORM (downloadable below) is not an email form. We need your correspondence with us to be in writing.
Please complete this Class Action Participation Form by printing out the form, filling in each section carefully, and mailing it to the address given at the bottom of the form, with your donation by cheque payable to "Coalition to Stop Smart Meters."
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND LINKS:
B.C. Hydro Commercial Customers are now included in the CSTS class Action against BC Hydro
Until now (December 2013) BC Hydro has excluded business and commercial customers from their "Choices" program.
So, as of December 2, BC Hydro Commercial accountholders have been incorporated into the Civil Class Action against BC Hydro.
The following form is to be completed by those who fit the Class membership criteria listed on the form:
Recommendations Regarding EMR Exposure - American Academy of Environmental Medicine Recommendations Regarding Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Exposure - Submitted by:Amy L. Dean, DO and William J. Rea, MD
" . . . Because Smart Meters produce Radiofrequency emissions, it is recommended that patients with the above conditions and disabilities be accommodated to protect their health. The AAEM recommends: that no Smart Meters be on these patients' homes, that Smart Meters be removed within a reasonable distance of patients' homes depending on the patients' perception and/or symptoms, and that no collection meters be placed near patients' homes depending on patients' perception and/or symptoms . . . .
RELATED: AAEM Calls for Immediate Caution regarding Smart Meter Installation
Coalition News: a few of many to BCUC, Energy Minister Bill Bennett, BC Hydro CEO Greg Reimer, various editors re BC Hydro's "Meter Choices Program"
May we suggest you consider writing to the BC Civil Liberties about your privacy concerns. The Privacy Commissioner has washed her hands. No one else is concerned. http://bccla.org/about/our-office
Also, please keep letters going to the BCUC, as well as the Lieutenant Governor, who, ultimately, could influence the government's actions. Her name is Hon. Judith Guichon, email firstname.lastname@example.org
GREG REIMER CEO
Executive Vice President, Transmission & Distribution BC Hydro
P.O. Box 9530, Stn Terminal, Vancouver, B.C.
BILL BENNETT (Minister of Energy and Mines) email@example.com
BC HYDRO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Response to Questions re Method of BC Hydro Smart Meter Refusal
A question we are asked frequently is whether people can still participate in the civil lawsuit against BC Hydro if they are using other forms and processes of smart meter resistance. The answer is simply, yes, you can participate and use any of our forms and letters, as nothing a person can do individually with regard to such choices could affect the lawsuit one way or another. . . .
LEARN MORE about participating in the BC Smart Meter Lawsuit:
You do have a choice about Smart Meters.
How to Join
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms confirms our right to live in our home, our refuge, free of invasion. We believe that BC Hydro has infringed upon this right.
Everyone should have the choice to have a smart meter or not, but under Hydro's opt out options those already having a smart meter have no choice at all. We all should be able to say "no" to a dangerous, invasive device on our homes, without having to pay extortion fees for that right.
Any adult who is, or wishes to become, a customer of BC Hydro, and has advised BC Hydro that consent is not given for a smart meter to be installed or operating at his/her residence or place of business, is in the class, and is eligible to participate in the class action. This includes all persons who have:
Heated Debate Erupts at 'Movie Night' - Josh Hart
"Last weekend, I was invited to speak at a Take Back Your Power screening in Dublin (California, not Ireland- where I spoke in June) at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) hall. The IBEW recently joined more than 900 individuals and organizations who submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission's review of current RF guidelines. In the IBEW's comments, they stated that the FCC's existing regulations "have no practical application to provide (radiofrequency) safety." (IBEW letter pdf) If anyone knows whether something is safe or not, it is probably the people who work around it all day. . . .
"Bottom line: I would rather show Take Back Your Power to a room of skeptics and have a heated controversy erupt (even if it gets ugly- as it did, briefly) that changes minds rather than preach to the choir of people who already believe it. Though motivating the true believers and helping to spur action is also important.
"In addition to the screenings we are holding by renting out halls and advertising, it is just as important- if not more so- to show the film to existing groups- in churches, union halls, rotary clubs, schools, etc. You get a wider diversity of people and really get the chance to engage with and change people's views, thus widening the movement.
"We can't get angry with people who don't believe the truth that RF from 'smart' meters (and cell and cordless phones, iPads, towers, wi-fi and all the other toxic tech) is causing an epidemic of health problems. Some people ridicule and attack us for even suggesting it, digging in their heels to stop history and deny reality. This is just a defensive psychological reaction. And it's an important part of the process. It's the walls coming down.
"These people will come around, or their views will gradually become eclipsed by a new paradigm. We can't change people overnight- it's a process and we need to engage with people where they are - not where we want them to be. This is probably good advice whether you are speaking to a church group or sitting around the Thanksgiving table with your family. Seek the truth and speak it, be unapologetic, and confident that we will prevail. Do what it takes to bring out the message even if it requires more bravery than you've ever mustered, or it's uncomfortable, messy, or inconvenient.
"And whatever you do, never give up your power to anyone. If you realize you've given it up, take it back. It's your birthright. It's also a really great documentary that is making waves."
"Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion." Edward Abbey
and B.C.'s Government is Being Lied To and Deliberately Deceived - Letter to Mr. Paul Wieringa, Executive Director, Electricity Electricity and Alternative Energy Division, Ministry of Energy and Mines BC Government
"With all due respect, Mr. Wieringa, as a retired Communications Electronics Engineering (CELE) officer in the Canadian Armed Forces (rank of captain), who specialized in Electronic Warfare, Radio Warfare and Signals Intelligence for most of my 26 years in the military, I was very disappointed and annoyed that you - whom I must presume are the government's i.e., the Premier's and the Hon. Bill Bennett's senior technical advisor on Smart Meters - saw fit to preach to me the same tired, inaccurate and dangerously misleading dogma that Dr. Perry Kendall, our provincial Health Officer, and Health Canada tell everyone. No wonder our politicians think Smart Meters are safe! Surely it is your fiduciary duty, sir, to do your own due diligence to find out the facts about the harmful bio-effects of all electromagnetic radiation (EMR), not just Smart Meters, and advise Premier Clark, the Hon. Bill Bennett and BCUC that they are all being duped and lied to by the self-serving wireless, telecom and electric utility industries. Non-industry funded scientists around the world know that Health Canada's Safety Code 6 does NOT protect against non-thermal radiation. Health Canada admitted that fact in a Quebec Superior Court in February of 2013! They also know that Canada's radiation Exposure Limits are amongst the highest i.e., the most dangerous in the entire world, contrary to what Dr. Perry Kendall and Health Canada continue to claim! . . .
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