The above article appeared on page A2 of the Portola Reporter on Wednesday April 29th, 2015.
Thank you all very much for your supportive comments and generous donations to our legal defense fund. Every dollar you donate supports our stand and helps cover expenses. We remain disconnected by PSREC the local electric “cooperative.”
We would happily pay for every kilowatt hour we use but apparently they don’t want us as customers, even though an analog self read is offered to other PSREC customers who live nearby. Mr. Marshall claims PSREC does not discriminate but that is exactly what they are doing by treating customers differently when it suits them, but not when required by state law.
As a public utility, PSREC must obey state discrimination law and provide fair and reasonable service. In this case, they have failed to do that. We are confident that with your help, Judge Hilde’s verdict will be upheld and utilities will be prohibited from charging extortionate opt out fees just to protect your safety- also illegal under state law.
Wireless microwave RF is a pollutant that we didn’t ask for and should not have to pay to avoid. The utility industry’s ill-advised foray into wireless meters has been an unmitigated disaster and it’s time people who knew what they were doing were in charge. That’s all.
Please comment on the online version of the article and lend us your support! Thanks.