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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 22
2014

Unpublished Editorial re Smart Meter Program

from Mayor John Ranns of Metchosin, B.C.

From John Ranns:

"I initially sent the letter to the Victoria Times Colonist and received no response. When my secretary called to check the status, they said they would not print it as it was not topical. My secretary then sent it to several other major newspapers in succession receiving similar responses. We even sent it to the editor of our local regional paper who had previously requested submissions from me but turned this one down. I finally got the message and gave up."




Apr 21
2014

A rigorous resolution on smart meters adopted by the City of Laval
Full text of the resolution below.

CBC Radio Interview




Apr 21
2014

Battle Lines are Drawn Over Smart Meter Safety (Oklahoma) VIDEO

includes links to other smart meter reports

" . . . Powers says the commission approved the smart meter installation and the agency should be obligated to hear cases regarding safety concerns.

"He said, "It appears this is not a type of consumer complaint that you [commissioners] want to deal with and you are wanting to say that it's other people's responsibility."

"OG&E representatives could not disagree more. . . .

VIDEO




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

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 16
2014

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




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 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 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 





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Smart Meter Petition (Hard Copy)

Download and print this petition form -- Refuse Smart Meter Installation.

Send completed petitions 15 signatures per page to:
Una St. Clair

fax:
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e-mail: una@citizensforsafetechnology.org