AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Texans are gathering tomorrow for their freedom to choose to have “Smart Meters” installed or removed on the steps of the Austin’s capital tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. until the state takes up item 14 on Project 40404. Over 1 million Smart Meters were installed in Texas by a silent force. Now Texans are fighting. Consumers never had a right to choose and were smacked with additional fees. The electric monopolies like Oncor Energy and Centerpoint Energy used scare tactics, such as threatening to shut off power and fines for tampering if customers did not succumb, according to Ban Texas Smart Meters. The Austin protest today is in response to Devvy Kid, Journalist and Activist getting repeatedly refused a trial by the PUC because of technicalities. This is just another instance of Texans standing up for their freedoms.
Utility companies are swapping out electric, gas and water analog utility meters and replacing them with pulsed microwave radiation (RF) Smart Meters, which are costing consumers more money, privacy, and there has been numerous health and safety issues documented. The new Smart Meter network is a 2-way data collection system with collection points on some consumer homes or businesses that may serve up to 5000 customers’ meters. The collection points are assigned to certain customer homes or businesses without customers’ knowledge or consent; the customer is exposed to higher levels of continuous radiation. Additionally, it is unlawful to use one customer’s premises to service another customer. After consumer and state officials push back to the utility companies outside of Texas, some utility companies allowed opt-outs, including California, Maine, Nevada and Oregon. Smart meters got a big boost in 2009, when the Obama administration devoted $3.5 billion of its $787 billion economic stimulus package to grants to help utilities install the new technology. Most states with opt-outs can charge fees for not switching over. In addition to the health and the freedom to choose controversy, people are wondering why the extra fees when the labor is smaller, the systems are “more energy efficient” and their tax dollars paid them to make the transition.
The march is being led by a web based organization called Ban Texas Smart Meters. Their goal is to halt further installation, ban the product all together or force utility companies to add opt-outs.
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PUC REFUSED TO LET THE 40-50 CITIZENS WHO ATTENDED OPEN MEETING FOR HEARING 404040 SPEAK OR PRESENT TESTIMONY. PUC DENIED IT AS A CONSENT AGENDA ITEM. SADLY THE PRIMARY PARTY – MRS KIDD WAS DENIED AND NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK EITHER.
GOOD NEWS IS THE PUC STAFFERS AND A COUPLE OF ATTYS DID MEET WITH US AND ADVISED THAT ON AUG 21ST 10AM THE TEXAS PUC WILL HAVE AN OPEN MEETING WORKSHOP WHERE ANY AND ALL CAN SUBMIT ISSUES GOOD OR BAD FOR THE RECORD ON SMART METERS. NOT ONLY OPT-OUT BUT HEALTH (RF/EMF) OR SECURITY ISSUES ARE OPEN FOR SUBMISSION.
WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN MUSTER – PLEASE??
We have a Smart Meter in our Home and I called to OPT out of the Program and was told by the Reliant Energy here in Houston that the PUC had passed the Law and we could NOT opt out and that we should call the PUC in Austin. I called the PUC in Austin and talked to a gentleman and he told me that I could NOT opt out, that the PUC had approved it and if I wanted to I could go to Solar panels and produce my own energy. Was NOT very helpful at all, he acted like he didn’t even want to discuss the matter with me. I would definitely like to go back to the OLD METER and not have this ‘hazardous’ meter in my home. Also, don’t like the idea that it is going against my right to privacy.
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Disgusting and appauling that they are violating our 4th ammendment constitutional rights!!! I do not understand why MORE people are not taking much action at all to oppose this! My daughter has regressed nerologically since they’ve installed these cancer meters in our town and neighborhood! For individuals are are already suffering with immune problems and neuro-immune difficientcies, these are are sure death threat! Also they’ve been known to interfere with individuals that have a heart pacemaker, causing them to malfunction! These EMF smart meters ‘pulse’ radiation levels that are very high and cause cellular damage to living things; people, pets, etc. I wonder if when I have to take my child to the ER as a result of damage from the smart meter, will PUC or Oncor pay for my child’s ER and other medical bills?! I seriousely doubt it!!! People need to wake up and take action, otherwise you will noe longer have any rights at all! You can kiss your US constitution bye-bye!!!!