We were in Marin County last week, just north of San Francisco, speaking with people about ‘smart’ meters. Many Marin residents have researched a thing or two about the smart meter program, and as a result they are extremely angry about this undemocratic, corporate intrusion into their lives and their communities. A recent Forbes article describes a new poll showing that knowledge of smart meters equals distaste for smart meters. The more you know, the less you’re gonna like ’em.
So people are getting angry. Really angry. Angry enough for a group of outraged mothers from West Marin to shut down PG&E’s main billing office in San Rafael for two hours last Tuesday, demanding a halt to forced installations. Over the last two weeks, protests have shut down PG&E offices in Sonoma, Marin, and Santa Cruz counties. More are being planned.
In the video above, we interview a man working in close proximity to a meter who suddenly became ill and had to go to the hospital. Note the clicking sound that comes up on the audio track when the camera gets close to the meter. (1:06)
Our hearts go out during this holiday season to those whose health has been affected by wireless meter programs and other EMF pollution. Particularly those forced to flee their homes. Where do you go, particularly at this time of year? Why isn’t our government doing more to protect people’s rights?
When all this comes out, trust us- there will be hell to pay.