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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



Apr 19
2014

" . . . Last year, California's Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) was required after an investigation to pay $390,000 to the state's General Fund after it was discovered that they were spying on anti-smart meter activist groups.

"Imagine if AT&T set out to install FCC-regulated cell network repeaters on everyone's rooftops -- all homes in the US -- without permission or compensation. That they just went out and did it, in the interest of improving their network coverage, and improving their for-profit bottom line," Josh del Sol, a researcher and director of a documentary titled "Take Back Your Power," said to FoxNews.com. "Pretty ridiculous, right? This is theft, and if they were a government agency it would be an obvious violation of the latter part of the Fifth Amendment in addition to the Fourth."

"How, pray tell, are utilities able to get away with what amounts to the exact same thing," he added. "They [power utilities] would say that 'they have easement,' but does this easement include the right to broadcast an FCC-regulated microwave transmitter on your home, taking your private property to do so, for their benefit, and without your consent?" . . . 




Apr 16
2014

VIDEO includes a metering demonstration of the RF emissions transmitted from an ERT Fortis Central Hudson 'smart' meter.




Apr 16
2014

For Those Protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING USDOJ SMART METER COMPLAINTS - U.S. Department of Justice

The U.S. Dept. of Justice is considering the smart meter problem. If they receive numerous complaints, it could really turn the tide. Pass this on to every legally disabled person you know who is sickened by RF radiation from smart meters. Now is the time to do our part and be heard. This is the time for action. File a complaint if you have been denied an accommodation (keeping your analog meter, being denied a zone of safety) or if you are being charged for the accommodation you were granted. Keep on track. This is not the place or the time to debate the dangers of smart meters. At this time, this is specifically about violation of the A.D.A. law. . . 




Apr 11
2014

Smart Meter Fights Continue

Legal Actions Update from Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

  • Civil Lawsuit 
  • Class Action Application 
  • Legal Rights




Apr 11
2014

NOus ReFuson - Un Decret Pour Stopper Les Compteurs!

12 Avril a 12h - Montreal (National Demonstration asking a governmental decree ending the deployment of radio frequency transmitters counters)


MORE INFO

Petite Manifestation matinale

pour marquer le debut des audiences phase 2-3
visant l'ensemble du QUEBEC
9 avril 2014 a  8 h 30
Regie de l'energie, 800, Square-Victoria, Montreal

Grande Manifestation Nationale 

contre les compteurs <<intelligent>> d'HQ
12 avril a 12 h

NEWS REPORT  Montreal, April 12, 2014 La Seigneurie
NEWS REPORT  Montreal, April 12, 2014 Le Journal De Montreal
MORE NEWS COVERAGE 




Apr 11
2014

  • Civil Lawsuit - Class Action Application 
  • BC Human Rights Class Action 
  • Why has it been so long since the last newsletter???

NB: The third page of this newsletter, broadcast widely to individuals who have subscribed to it, is missing in this online post.  FYI, below is the important information contained in that portion of the April newsletter.  To subscribe, see the application located at the bottom of the sidebar to the right side of every page of the website.


BC Utilities Hearings on Opt Out Charges

We have been participating in the BC Utilities Hearings ongoing, and encourage those with analogue or non-RF smart meter to wait for the decision on opt out charge which we expect in the coming weeks. We can look to the Fortis decision by the BCUC which allowed Fortis to charged $9 per month, $18 bi-monthly, for a non-RF smart meter which choice is available to all its customers without discrimination, residential or commercial. While we believe that real choice must include the safe and secure analogue meter, we can look to this decision to gauge the kind of opt out fee which BC Hydro will be allowed to charge. We believe that the $35 monthly fee was set at such a high rate specifically to intimidate and remove as much opposition as quickly as possible. BC LIberals are expert at manipulating the public and finding ways to avoid real democratic process in the pursuit of their nefarious goals. We expect that those who have paid the $35 extortion fee/blackmail payment will receive a credit or refund once BCUC sets the actual rate in the near future.


Letter from Dr. Devra Davis to President Obama on Wireless Risks 

Read the Open Letter HERE http://ehtrust.org/open-letter-to-obama-about-wireless-radiation/

Dr. Davis' career has spanned all areas of academia, public policy and scientific research. President Clinton appointed the Honorable Dr. Davis to the newly established Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, and as the former Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, she has counseled leading officials in the USA, United Nations, European Environment Agency, Pan American Health Organization, WHO, and World Bank, and served as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the US National Toxicology Program.

Her new book "Disconnect" selected by TIME magazine as a top pick, provides shocking detail about wireless radiation and your health. More and more "heavyweight" scientists are speaking out against wireless exposure as an unconscionable risk to our young people.

Children's Safety - iPAD FIPAD! Learn the Truth in this Flyer 
http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/Parents-for-Safe-Schools-FLYER-re-iPads,87,3776


AND THE LAST WORD GOES TO THE AMAZING AND WONDERFUL DR. OLLE JOHANSSON!

Dr. Olle Johansson, Neuroscientist, Speaks To and For All of Us

This is one of the most complete and easy to understand lectures by a truly independent (no industry funding) scientific expert on the risks of microwave radiofrequency radiation, giving you the "why and what" of exposure. Easy to understand, easy to share, good for medical doctors and general public for quick learning. Please take the time to watch and share.

Dr. Johansson, Karolinska Institute, "Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields" 
http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/Health-Effects-of-Electromagnetic-Fields--a-Neuroscientists-views,16,3754

Thanks so much, Olle!!!!




Apr 10
2014

CLASS ACTION (Lawsuit) PACKAGE

Updated Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program

1. CLASS ACTION

COMPLETE THIS FORM TO PARTICIPATE:

Residential PARTICIPATION FORM 
Commercial PARTICIPATION FORM

Questions and Answers


2.  IMMEDIATE ACTION:

DECIDE
Response to BC HYDRO's Current BILLING practices


READ

NEW  Legal Actions Update April 10, 2014

Dealing with the Deadline and Beyond

Realities to Consider 


SEND

RESPONSE to BC Hydro's "Choices" Letters

OR 

OPT OUT REGISTRATION NOTICE   
Still useful for those who have had a smart meter imposed upon them without their consent. 


ATTACH
Opt-out Sign for your ANALOG


3. WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?

* Check out the postings under BCUC/BC Hydro Class Action 
on this website for ongoing news and updates.  


ADDITIONAL: Website just for Class Action




4. TAKE ACTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY

FLYER

Mini Class Action Participation Form

Mini Q&A 





Apr 9
2014

"Hydro Quebec is getting ready to roll out its new smart meters in the rest of the province after nearly completing the operation in the Montreal area.

"And opponents are none too pleased.

"A group of 20 people demonstrated before heading into this morning's Energy Board hearings on the authorization of the second and third phases of the installation. Another protest is planned for this Saturday.

"The Refuson les Compteurs collective has tabled over 440 briefs before the Energy Board. They describe the smart meter's impact on their health and the grief they get from Hydro workers when they refuse to have them installed. "Rosemont resident Julie Rocque said she put two and two together after doing some research and coming upon studies as well as the Refusons les Compteurs movement.

"For me it was a lot of heart palpitations, real difficulty concentrating, weird fatigue all of a sudden, like fatigue drops, things I've never had in my life," Rocque told CJAD 800 News.

"To me I was able, by chance, to put it together but a lot of people are not able to put it together, because a lot of these symptoms are things that could be caused by other things, insomnia, headaches, etc."

"The collective is calling for a moratorium on the installation until more studies are done.. . .




Apr 7
2014

Health Impacts of Radio Frequency Radiation from Smart Meters

Dr. Karl Maret -The green Gazette April/May 2014

The Green Gazette

"Smart meters have been installed on our homes by utilities in many provinces and states in North America as part of a new Automated Metering Infrastructure. Unfortunately, using microwave radiating devices was a poor health choice that could have been avoided if Powerline Communications (PLC) technologies or other dedicated wired or fibre optic cables had been utilized instead. The most common smart meters transmit thousands of short bursts of powerful microwave radiation at frequencies between 902-928 MHz both day and night. In most places they are configured s part of a mesh network transmitting and retransmitting utility usage information not only from your home but also from all of your neighbours' homes. They represent the latest additional wireless microwave radiation source that burdens our population, along with the already ubiquitous exposure from cellphones, cordless phones, and Wi-Fi from wireless routers, computers, laptops, tablets, and smart phones that are now so prevalent. Microwave radiation is cumulative. Over long time periods, even low levels of microwave radiation that these devices emit can overwhelm the body's innate repair processes of damaged DNA strand breaks.

  • Research on Biological Effects of Low-level Non-thermal EMF's 
  • Key Mechanisms for the Action of Weak Electromagnetic Fields 
  • Non-Linear Response
This is the Green Gazette's Facebook page.  Please "Like" The Green Gazette!





Apr 2
2014

White Paper on Smart Meter Concerns

James W. Stitley, Research Biochemist

James Stitley has a rich and long career as a research biochemist. He is a recent member of Sedona Smart Meter Awareness in Arizona.

  • Potential Risks of Implementation of Smart Meters Before Full Safety Clearance . . .
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) . . .
  • Possible Long Term Risks if no Moratorium Before Proven Safe . . .
  • Suggested Action Steps . . .




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