This Thursday: Press Conference/ Demonstration at CA Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco

Outgoing CPUC President and former Electric Co. Executive Michael Peevey

Outgoing CPUC President and former Electric Co. Executive Michael Peevey

Press Conference and Demonstration

California Public Utilities Commission
Thursday, December 18 8:30 AM
Van Ness at McAllister, San Francisco

Give CPUC President Michael Peevey the send-off into retirement that he deserves after a dozen years of corruption and complicity with corporate utilities.

Protest the CPUC’s proposed decisions in the ‘smart’ meter opt out proceedings. Show strength in unity against their proposals that:

• Ignore serious public safety hazards including toxic injuries, fires, homelessness, violations of privacy, higher bills, loss of meter readers, and no promised energy savings.

• Continue to impose coercive extortion opt out fees

• Violate laws, and deny customer and disability rights

• Prohibit opt-outs for communities, apartment buildings, and businesses

• Reward utility companies with millions $$$ more for smart grid failings

Join us in demanding that the CPUC:

• Reject the proposed decisions-6

• Rescind and refund ‘opt out’ extortion fees

• Halt the ‘smart’ meter program

Bring any other past or present grievances against the CPUC (toxic dumping, nuclear plants, gas line explosions, accessibility, public power, etc.)

Join in demanding:

• Criminal prosecution of CPUC President Peevey and others

• Shut down the aging and hazardous Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

We will be raising our demands both outside before the meeting, as well as inside. Please come prepared to make some noise and be seen.  Wear black.   Rain or shine.

For more information about the proposed decisions, go to these links:

EMF Safety Network Comments on Proposed Decision

ALJ Amy Yip-Kikugawa’s Proposed Decision

President Michael Peevey’s Alternate Proposed Decision

The proposed decisions would (as summarized by the EMF Safety Network):

  • Give 37 million dollars to the Investor Owned Utilities (PG&E, SCE, SDG&E, and So Cal Gas) for providing the opt-out program.
  • Adopt permanent fees for residential customers who “do not wish to have a wireless smart meter.”
  • Continue the same interim fees of $75 initial fee plus $10/month, and $10 initial fee plus $5/month for low income.
  • Local governments and multi-unit dwellings may not collectively opt out of smart meter installations.
  • Charging an opt-out fee does not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • They will not address health and safety impacts in this decision.
  • Assess fees on a per location basis, for example if you have two or more meters on your property, that will be one fee, per utility company.
  • If you have two utilities, they can both charge you fees.
  • President Peevey proposes putting a cap on the opt-out fees at 3 years.
  • Neither proposal considers a no-fee option.

For more information contact Stop Smart Meters!

Hundreds gather in Santa Rosa, CA to denounce the harm from smart meters in Dec. 2012

Hundreds gather in Santa Rosa, CA to denounce the harm from smart meters in Dec. 2012

Endorsed by:

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee
California Brain Tumor Association
Center for Electrosmog Prevention
Ecological Options Network
EMF Analysis
EMF Safety Coalition
EMF Safety Network
No Nukes Action
Smart Meter Health Alert
Stop OC Smart Meters
Smart Meter Harm
Stop Smart Meters!
Stop Smart Meters Irvine
United Public Workers for Action
Wireless Radiation Alert Network

(if your organization would like to be listed, please contact info@stopsmartmeters.org)

80 electric meters on a low income housing unit in Berkeley, CA

80 electric meters on a low income housing unit in Berkeley, CA

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4 Responses to This Thursday: Press Conference/ Demonstration at CA Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco

  1. celia arnold says:

    I wish I could be there Dec. 18! I working here to inform as many as I can about the dangers of the meters. Would like to find ‘Stetzer’ filters for my outlets.

  2. lee says:

    Forget the Stetzers! They are a waste of money – just ask the canaries in the gold mine, the ES people, if Stetzers help and all I have spoken with say, “NO” they made me feel worse or didn’t help at all. They create a huge magnetic field throughout the home if there is a wiring error on the applied circuit. Most homes in US have wiring errors.

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