We received this e-mail and the photo above from a concerned woman the other day:
I live in a large apt complex. all 180 meters are about 12 feet below my living room window. do you think the first step would be to have someone come take a reading of the radio frequency output? if so, do you know anyone local to me and about how much it would cost? thanks, *******
What good is PG&E’s proposed ‘opt out plan’ going to do for this woman? Say she opts out… she’ll have 179 meters under her window, and she’ll have to pay for the privilege! The bottom line is that these devices are dangerous and they are hurting people. At the VERY LEAST the CPUC must declare an immediate moratorium on further installations, and order ALL utilities to remove unwanted and health damaging meters from people’s homes. And not just in Northern CA. Don’t forget about SDG&E and SCE customers as well. Apartment dwellers need rights to opt out not just from one meter, but from cumulative meter exposure. Cities and counties must (and do) have the right to opt out as well.
The manner in which this ‘opt-out’ plan has come about is instructive in and of itself. Instead of dictating what the utility needed to do to ensure public safety, Peevey asked PG&E to take the lead and come back with a proposal, which no doubt the Commission will rubber stamp. Rather than regulating the utility industry and protecting the public safety, the utility industry is in fact regulating the regulators and dictating the terms. Michael Peevey, former executive with Southern California Edison, must step down if the public is to retain any shred of confidence in this commission.
With the addition of Tehama County yesterday, we are up to 34 local governments representing 2,242,123 people in CA who are demanding a moratorium. PG&E shareholders should be very nervous right now that they will be on the hook for a $2.2 billion smart meter program gone bad. Not to mention future damages claims.
One thing is for certain- PG&E should pay this poor woman’s bill for EMF analysis. Or CEO Peter Darbee should swap homes with her. But somehow we doubt that is going to happen.
SSM! March Newsletter is now available here. Speak UP at the CPUC Meeting this Thursday March 24th 9am 505 Van Ness SF (sign in to speak for 1 minute max by 8:45am or by noon on Wednesday- sign up online here) Join our “adopt a Wellington Installer” day after the commission meeting.