Smart Meters: What Consumers Can Do To Get Them Removed

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smartmeterfraud…[B]y enabling two-way, real-time com­mu­ni­ca­tions, smart meters can give cus­tomers the infor­ma­tion they need to con­trol their own ener­gy use and reduce their elec­tric­i­ty cost,” so said Jim Marston, a ‘smart meter’ sup­port­er with the Envi­ron­men­tal Defense Fund. [1] [CJF empha­sis added]

That, obvi­ous­ly, is only one part of the seri­ous issues regard­ing elec­tro­mag­net­ic ener­gy tech­nol­o­gy known as ‘Smart Meters’. So, if SMs can com­mu­ni­cate infor­ma­tion out of your house, what is it send­ing and to whom, espe­cial­ly if it’s trans­mit­ted via microwaves? Hopefully—or, is it only theory—that moment-by-moment sur­veil­lance data can­not be inter­cept­ed by any­one, includ­ing bur­glars or oth­er iden­ti­ty thiev­ing indi­vid­u­als. Regard­less, there are seri­ous doubts about that information’s secu­ri­ty and risks. More­over, there are dubi­ous and right­ful con­cerns that the infor­ma­tion gen­er­at­ed with­in every ‘smart-metered’-home is being sold to spe­cial inter­est com­mod­i­ty pro­duc­ers as ‘leads’ for their mer­chan­dis­ing cam­paigns!

As far as enabling the reduc­tion of elec­tric­i­ty costs for con­sumers, every­one com­plains that since a ‘smart meter’ was placed on their house, their elec­tric bills have DOUBLED! So much for trans­paren­cy and truth-in-adver­tis­ing! Remem­ber when con­sumers were sold a bill of goods that nuclear-pow­er-gen­er­at­ed elec­tric­i­ty would be so cheap, that it wouldn’t have to be metered? [2]

But, the most egre­gious of all prob­lems with ‘smart meters’ is the appar­ent adverse health effects from the elec­tro­mag­net­ic radi­a­tion they send into per­son­al homes. That is a seri­ous con­cern not only in the USA but in Cana­da, Aus­tralia, Europe, and the UK, which makes one won­der or ques­tion if it’s relat­ed to the Unit­ed Nations’ Agen­da 21 or what’s called “one world gov­ern­ment” and its sur­veil­lance tech­niques.

Rather inter­est­ing­ly and unapolo­get­i­cal­ly, Jim Marston of the EDF said that the envi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fits of the meters out­weigh any such risk. [1] [CJF empha­sis added] How cal­lous­ly out­ra­geous! So, keep­ing that in mind, con­sumers have to know how to pro­tect them­selves, their children’s health, plus their homes, and that’s the rea­son for this arti­cle. It’s going to be a lit­tle long, but chock full of use­ful infor­ma­tion. Have fun!

Pol­i­cy Report “Get­ting Smarter About the Smart Grid”

Accord­ing to a Press Release from the Nation­al Insti­tute for Sci­ence, Pub­lic Law and Pol­i­cy,

Get­ting Smarter About the Smart Grid states that Con­gress, state and local gov­ern­ments, as well as ratepay­ers, have been mis­led about the poten­tial ener­gy and cost sav­ing ben­e­fits of the new “smart” meters, paid for in large part with tax­pay­er dol­lars, as well as ratepay­er dol­lars. The report adds that the smart meters are con­fused with the much broad­er con­cept of the smart grid, and that the undue empha­sis on meters diverts resources bad­ly need­ed for key ele­ments of a true smart grid tech­nol­o­gy.

Tim­o­thy Schoech­le, PhD, who authored that report, “has been engaged in devel­op­ment of elec­tric util­i­ty meters, home automa­tion sys­tems, gate­ways, and ener­gy man­age­ment sys­tems for over 25 years, and who sits on sev­er­al inter­na­tion­al stan­dards set­ting com­mit­tees relat­ed to the smart grid, calls the smart meter being rolled out across the U.S. “a canard—a sto­ry or hoax based on spe­cious claims about ener­gy ben­e­fits… [3]

By the way, syn­onyms for “canard” are false report, untruth, rumor, falsehood—even myth!

Fur­ther­more, “Schoech­le says the present pol­i­cy approach to elec­tric­i­ty infra­struc­ture in the U.S. evi­dences a “fun­da­men­tal lack of under­stand­ing of the prob­lems asso­ci­at­ed with the future of elec­tric­i­ty and ener­gy”. [3] So, what does that tell us? Sounds like the mak­ings of what every­one loves to dab­ble with, “con­spir­a­cy the­o­ries” regard­ing con­trol mech­a­nisms!

In his report, Dr. Schoech­le men­tions 9 key points that every­one ought to know, which are:

  1. Data to be col­lect­ed by the smart meters, includ­ing inti­mate per­son­al details of cit­i­zens’ lives, is not nec­es­sary to the basic pur­pose of the smart grid, ….
  2. Fed­er­al, state and local gov­ern­ments have mis­tak­en­ly believed that the instal­la­tion of smart meters will some­how lead to reduc­tion in use of fos­sil fuels, greater elec­tric­i­ty effi­cien­cy and long-term ener­gy econ­o­my ben­e­fits for the U.S. …. [CJF empha­sis added]

The oth­er 7 key points can be read here.

Here is the pdf file of Dr. Schoechle’s 74 page report “Get­ting Smat­ter About the Smart Grid.”

Where to File Fed­er­al and State Com­plaints for Smart Meter Removals

Activist Deb­o­rah Kopald pre­pared the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion that NISLPP pub­lished at http://gettingsmarteraboutthesmartgrid.org/filing_complaints

This is what to do if access to home, office or oth­er crit­i­cal insti­tu­tion is imped­ed by smart meter, Wi-Fi or even a DAS anten­na, wire­less cable tv sys­tem, Wi-Max tow­er or city-wide out­door hotspots, please use the below pro­ce­dures in any event and FILE BOTH CLAIMS- HUD AND State Attor­ney General/Civil Rights Com­mis­sion. Do this even if you had to move house/ change jobs b/c of prob­lem.

1) If you or some­one you know who needs a meter removed from their home and/or from their neigh­bors’ homes so that they can access their home with­out being sick­ened by RF [radio fre­quen­cy] emis­sions; please tell them to file the Form 903 with HUD here (ok for pri­vate hous­ing): (make sure you both mail and email this form):

2) Also, please file hous­ing access claims with the State Attor­ney Gen­er­al: (also file pub­lic accom­mo­da­tion access and employ­ment claims-to get trans­mit­ters shut off (Wi-Fi, smart meters, also try DAS anten­nae, wire­less cable deliv­ery sys­tems, pub­lic hotspots, etc by libraries, hos­pi­tals, dr’s offices.…. can try with schools-though with schools you will need to do a 504 hear­ing): (some indi­vid­ual state forms below)

More infor­ma­tion regard­ing com­plaint forms, etc. for these states (AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, NJ, NM, NY, TX and WA) is pub­lished at http://gettingsmarteraboutthesmartgrid.org/filing_complaints.

I wish to express my most sin­cere thanks to Ms. Kopald, to NISLPP for this invalu­able infor­ma­tion, and my legal advis­er.

Infor­ma­tion, via video pre­sen­ta­tion, from elec­tro­mag­net­ics-field-expert Dr. Karl Maret, an engi­neer, physi­cian, for­mer researcher in the Cana­di­an Armed Forces, can be accessed here.

Smart Meters Fires

Prob­a­bly, noth­ing is more fright­en­ing about ‘smart meters’ than their abil­i­ty to catch fire and/or explode! Below is a pho­to­graph tak­en of such an SM fire.

The above file takes a while to load, so hang in there. It’s about SM fires and explo­sions.

The US Con­sumer Prod­ucts Safe­ty Com­mis­sion (CPSC) is a fed­er­al agency that will take com­plaints on util­i­ty smart meters from all US states. If you have or had smart meter elec­tri­cal or fire prob­lems CALL: (800) 638‑2772 Mon­day through Fri­day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET or sub­mit your com­plaint by email. [This infor­ma­tion is tak­en from the above link.]

San­ta Rose, Cal­i­for­nia, meter read­er dis­clos­es that elec­tric com­pa­nies know smart meters catch fire and are cov­er­ing it up

PGE in Port­land, Ore­gon replac­ing 70,000 elec­tric meters because of fire
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/07/pge_replacing_some_electricity.html

Smart Meter Fire Kills 74 Year Old Man in Texas
http://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2015/02/03/smart-meter-fire-kills-74-year-old-man-dallas-tx/

Smart Meters Adverse Health Prob­lems

EMF Radi­a­tion from Smart Meters

Wave­lengths thou­sands of times larg­er than struc­tures in the brain respon­si­ble for men­tal process­es, which can cause wire­less radi­a­tion mal­adies such as “dizzi­ness” or “mem­o­ry loss”.

Act­ing Sur­geon Gen­er­al Alert­ed to Smart Meter Radi­a­tion
http://www.activistpost.com/2014/10/sedona-resident-discusses-smart-meter.html

34 Sci­en­tif­ic Stud­ies Show­ing Adverse Health Effects from Wi-Fi
http://www.activistpost.com/2013/10/34-scientific-studies-showing-adverse.html

Smart Meters – The Ulti­mate Risk
http://www.naturalhealth365.com/talkhourshow.html

Trans­mit­ting Smart Meters Pose a Seri­ous Threat to Pub­lic Health
http://www.electricalpollution.com/smartmeters.html

EMF Sen­si­tiv­i­ty

http://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/bizarre-medical-conditions#10

Peo­ple with elec­tro­mag­net­ic field (EMF) sen­si­tiv­i­ty can’t enjoy the high-tech gad­gets that make so many swoon. Instead, they devel­op skin rash­es, headaches and swollen eye­lids. Some peo­ple allege that EMFs even cause can­cer, lupus, Alzheimer’s and a long list of oth­er seri­ous dis­eases. Peo­ple with EMF sen­si­tiv­i­ty may have to live off the grid or oth­er­wise dras­ti­cal­ly alter their lives to stay clear of mod­ern tech­nol­o­gy.

Aus­tralian Study: Altern Ther Health Med. 2014 Nov;20(6):28–39. Abstract

Self-Report­ing of Symp­tom Devel­op­ment From Expo­sure to Radiofre­quen­cy Fields of Wire­less Smart Meters in Vic­to­ria, Aus­tralia: A Case Series.

I attach a brief sum­ma­ry of the find­ings of Richard Conrad’s study, which includes a link to the full study. Do feel free to for­ward this mes­sage to any­one that you wish. …Ronald M. Pow­ell, Ph.D.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25478801

Smart Meter Gen­er­al Infor­ma­tion

Main­stream media final­ly rec­og­nizes the smart meters dan­gers that “con­spir­a­cy the­o­rists” have warned of for years.
http://intellihub.com/mainstream-media-admits-smart-meters-spying-devices/

Movie – Take Back Your Pow­er

Take Back Your Pow­er / Thrive Move­ment
http://www.thrivemovement.com/take-back-your-power-documentary

Note: I’m list­ing two URLs for the movie “Take Back Your Pow­er” in case one or the oth­er may be a ‘404—taken down’, which hap­pens with a lot of doc­u­men­ta­tion any­more. I under­stand there is a com­pa­ny called Sta­tus Labs—Image Man­age­ment that, appar­ent­ly, removes online infor­ma­tion for clients as a busi­ness.

Are Smart Meters Part of a Real Con­spir­a­cy, At Least in Cal­i­for­nia?

Util­i­ty Commissioner’s Emails Reveal Smart Meter Con­spir­a­cy
http://www.activistpost.com/2015/02/utility-commissioners-emails-reveal_13.html

Con­sumers, you decide and please do some­thing to pro­tect your fam­i­ly.

Notes:

[1] http://gettingsmarteraboutthesmartgrid.org/green_electricity_or_green_money.html
[2] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-rose/too-cheap-to-meter-the-to_b_835730.html
[3] http://gettingsmarteraboutthesmartgrid.org/press_release.html

Resources:

Rec­om­men­da­tions For Fil­ing Com­plaints with HUD and State Attor­neys Gen­er­al / Civ­il Rights Com­mis­sion
http://gettingsmarteraboutthesmartgrid.org/filing_complaints