A disturbing report from Wyoming this morning- a man who has metal implants, and was worried about the very real risk to his health  posed by the microwave radiation from the meters, was threatened with having his electricity cut off unless he accepted a ‘smart’ meter on his home. Then after promising to keep the meter off his home for the time being, the utility broke their promise and showed up with sheriff’s deputies to install.
You better believe that the California utilities are also preparing to use these kind of heavy handed tactics to force their meters onto your home. Here is an excerpt from San Diego Gas and Electric’s plan to deal with ‘uncooperative residents’:
Proposed Plan for Refusals
- Plan to vetted with stakeholders and refined as necessary
- Send 1st Last and Final letter requesting 20 day response
- SDG&E attempt outreach in field and survey site
- Leave a door hanger at every available entry point
- Send 2nd Last and Final letter specifying date of termination of service
- Make every effort to contact the customer in person
- Option 1: If the electric was changed and the gas is the remaining service, use the
electric meter Remote Disconnect feature
- Option 2: Preferred shut-off would be electric first (gas is costly)
- Electric service is cut at the pole or in the underground
- A damage order of approx. $1,000 for service termination costs to be paid before
service is restored
- Schedule appropriate crew, law enforcement, animal control for termination date
- Crew will be prepared to cut or install both gas and electric Smart Meters as needed
- Estimated start date: Q1 2011
“The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.”
–President Barak Obama, Smart Grid advocate, in his inaugural speech:
 ANSI/IEEE standards adopted in 1992 (C95.1-1992) and 1999 revisions
June 2001 SC-4 Committee Minutes (as cited in Sage Associates’ Assessment of Radiofrequency Microwave Radiation Emissions from Smart Meters 2011)
The police in Texas tried the same thing for Oncor with me. Oncor showed up with no notice whatsoever, came through a locked gate with ‘no trespassing’ signs, and had no identification displayed on them, as required by law. When I escorted them off the property, they called the police. Five cops showed up and tried to bully and intimidate me. They tried to make me think they could force me to let workers on my property. They bragged that I would have my electricity turned off (in a nanny-nanny-boo-boo kind of way). Fortunately, I knew my rights and I knew that 1) the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) rules didn’t allow for disconnection of service under those circumstances and 2) the police didn’t have any legal authority to do anything. I politely wouldn’t answer any questions and even though they tried abusive language, threatening body language, etc., I stood my ground and they left without incident.
I don’t know Wyoming law, but here are some links:
Various formats for Wyoming laws: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/titles/statutes.htm
Places to start–Public Utilities Code & Wyoming Constitution.
Ask lots of questions of anyone threatening you. “What law allows you to do X? What is the code? What is the exact section?” If you can ever get any specifics, go look up the code. Often times, the law doesn’t say what the official claims they say.
Also, usually public utilities have to give notice of disconnection, even if your state allows disconnection of service because you refuse the meter (Texas doesn’t allow it).
Your biggest power is knowing the law. The government and police successfully bully people every day because no one knows the law and their rights.
It’s so encouraging to have so many brothers and sisters around the WORLD fighting these meters and not being mislead by the lies being fed to us.
The price of fredom is constant vigilence, a great US pesident said two centuries ago, and smart meters are nothing but a money makind venture for corporaations, off the backs of the workers yet again.
As to the health impacts, how much more additional EMF fields are enough? Does this mean if a study done for one application shows minimal exposure how are they going to assure us that increasing amounts of consumer appliaces used around us is going to be safe also?
Every home needs to be monitored indepoendantly. I for one do not trust industry based science, as they have an interest in spin to maximise profits, not your health.
If they argue it will save you money by switching off your appliances when power costs are high, you and I can simply do this already with timers placed on those appliances and then we control our choice not them.
Take your right back and your health, dont install a smart meter, and get your AAEM doctor to write a letter for you to state you cant have a smart meter as it may harm your health.