Category Archives: legal issues

Nina Beety: AT&T is Stealing our Landlines

By Nina Beety, Guest Commentary The public paid for America’s sturdy, reliable and essential copperline landline infrastructure through rates and tax-subsidized incentive programs. But AT&T wants to eliminate copperline service. Most Californians don’t know this. “Dependable” is not in vogue, … Continue reading

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A Growing Smart Meter Resistance in the Bluegrass State

You may be wondering, what is going on with smart meters in Kentucky?  A helpful supporter sent us this update to post about organizing efforts and where things stand with regard to smart meter resistance in the bluegrass state. 2017 … Continue reading

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Southern California Gas Disconnects “Opt Out” Fee Resister; Fairfax, Sebastopol Face Forced Smart Meter Deployment

California Investor-Owned Utilities on War Path On December 7th, 2016, the Southern California Gas Company disconnected the gas service of San Luis Obispo resident Ken Herrmann for unpaid “opt-out” fees related to their “advanced” metering system. This is the first … Continue reading

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Video of April 13th California Landline-Killing AB2395 Hearing

**Contact the State Assembly Appropriations Committee Who Will Vote Soon on this Bill – Tell Them to: SAVE LANDLINES and VOTE NO ON AB2395** Timepoints for the above video of the Utilities Committee Hearing on April 13th CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY … Continue reading

Posted in California, Cancer, Cell phones, Citizen rebellion, CPUC, Democracy, Electro-Hyper-Sensitivity, EMF Mitigation, Environmental Concerns, FCC, health effects, landlines, legal issues, radio-frequency radiation, Sacramento, Safety, Smart Grid, World Health Organization | 3 Comments

Guide to North American Smart Meter Policies

Analog meter choice bills are being considered by a number of US state legislatures this year, in response to a drumbeat of public complaints.  These states include: Missouri, Michigan, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. For a list … Continue reading

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