To:Texas State Representatives and Senators, Chairman Donna Nelson of The Texas Commission of Public Utilities and Governor Perry:
Texas electric companies are changing the electric meter system to "Smart Meters". Smart Meters operate with high frequency microwave radiation, these devices along with their infrastructures increase the level of radiation in our homes, neighborhoods, and environment. There has not been sufficient testing on these devices.The FCC"safety" standards the meters comply with are irrelevant to the meter emissions, and were not designed to protect the public from health problems under the circumstances in which the meters are being used. The FCC standards are strictly for thermal effects of radiation and exclude nonthermal effects. Because the Smart Meter system is a mesh network, it is impossible to predict individual levels of exposure with any consistency or certainty.Smart Meters create a pervasive electromagnetic field, and there are no studies yet published that indicate that the levels of EMF emitted collectively in a community are safe. The meters emit microwave frequency radiation every second throughout the day and night.Thousands of scientific studies have strong evidence that chronic RF/MF radiation from such devices causes numerous health effects and children are affected quicker. Warnings from global scientists and environmental agencies should be of first priority and the precautionary principle should be applied for safety. Our detailed data of personal electric usage habits will now be collected and tracked continuously and shared, this is an invasion to privacy and a violation to 4th Amendment rights to privacy. Our information is vulnerable to security problems and to being hacked and this has been proven by hackers.Smart Meters are not UL certified for safety and have caused house fires on numerous homes as recently reported on local news.Electricity customers wish to maintain their civil rights to safety and privacy in our homes and should not pay $443.00 for a meter that they will not own and do not want. In light of these issues,we, the undersigned request an immediate ban on Smart Meter usage.
Thank you for your consideration,
Please check this site regularly for updated info.
URGENT CALL TO ACTION:
PEOPLE HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO VOICE YOUR OPINION AS EXPECTED AFTER MUCH DELAY ON THE SUBJECT THE OPT OUT FEES ARE COMPLETELY UNREASONEABLE. THERE SHOULD BE NO OPT OUT FEES!!!
PROPOSED OPT OUT FEES NOW ON THE PUC WEBSITE:
Persons who wish to intervene in or comment upon this proceeding should notify the Public Utility Commission of Texas. A request to intervene or for further information should be mailed to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326, and should reference Docket No. 41890. The deadline for intervention in this proceeding is November 22, 2013. Further information may also be obtained by calling the Public Utility Commission of Texas at (512) 936-7120 or (888) 782-8477. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the commission at (512) 936-7136.
INFO. ON OUTRAGEOUS PUC OPT OUT CHARGES AND FEES AND NEXT STEPS TO FOLLOW:
Also, contact Patriot Shar, she is setting up teams for each utility company-281-799-8451
10/14/2013 AT 1:30 PUC PRE HEARING CONFERENCE ON OPT OUT TARIFFS. IMPORTANT MEETING COME IN NUMBERS!!!
URGENT CALL OF ACTION: Call your Senators ASAP to ask to vote yes to SB241. To find your Senator http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/members.htm#FYI
FBI warns of Smart Meter Hacking: http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/fbi-warns-smart-meter-hacking-may-cost-utilities-400-million-year
CALL LT. GOV. DEWHURST NOW PEOPLE-THIS IS THE HOUR-TODAY-NOW!!!
ACTION ALERT: VOTING on Bill SB241 FOR OPTING OUT WITH NO FEES WILL BE ON MAY 7TH. PLEASE CONTACT SENATOR CARONA AND OTHER SENATORS ON THIS LINK AND YOUR SENATOR AND DEMAND YOUR RIGHTS, IT IS CRITICAL:http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Senate/commit/c510/c510.htm
Information sent to Texas Senate at their request:
New Report on RF Radiation Calls for Drastic Measures
PLEASE CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATOR AND TELL THEM YOU DO NOT WANT SMART METERS!!! The new legislative session will begin soon, please be sure to call or email asap. http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/find-your-representative/
IF YOU WANT TO BE ACTIVE INTHE FIGHT AGAINST SMART METERS PLEASE GO TO http://www.bantexassmartmeters.com/action-items/
for a list of suggestions. Also you can join Ban Texas Smart Meters and Refuse Smart Meters on Facebook.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/05/smart-utility-meters.aspx Former CIA Director has said that on a security level the smart grid is a "really, really stupid idea".The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has released a position paper on EMF and radiofrequency health effects, calling for “immediate caution regarding smart meter installation,” citing several studies showing causality that led to its conclusion that “significant harmful biological effects occur from non‐thermal RF exposure,” such as that emitted from wireless smart meters.
ONE PROBLEM WITH OPT OUT: http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20110821-NEWS-108210331
They need to be replaced with analog: As the article says "Only the option of keeping the current analog meter is acceptable to Smart Meter opponent Elisa Boxer Cook of Scarborough. The modified meter may emit no radio signal going from the home to the outside wire, she said, but high-frequency radio radiation is still pulsating through home wiring. Opponents call it "dirty electricity" and biologically damaging. "It is because of the switching device inside every Smart Meter," Boxer Cook said. "It puts electrical noise on all your home wiring. High-frequency radio frequency spikes are traveling along home wiring, regardless of whether it is transmitting data or not."
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URGENT CALL TO ACTION, THE SENATE COMMITTEE IS MEETING THIS TUESDAY OCT. 9TH 2012, LETTERS ARE NEEDED: http://texansagainstsmartmeters.com/?p=280
Representative Bonnen's letter to PUC, it was never his intent to have smart meters forced on any home!!:
“I am greatly concerned that the installation of smart meters has gone beyond the purview of the law by forcing them on consumers,” Sen. Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, said in a letter to commissioners. Bonnen wrote the legislation that required the commission to deploy smart meters, but not necessarily to every single home." http://texansagainstsmartmeters.com/?p=280
Curtiss Bennet's Presentation on Smart Meters:
ALERT: PUC OPEN FORUM MEETING ON SMART METERS
IMPORTANT EVENT AUGUST 21ST PLEASE ATTEND IF POSSIBLE: http://www.bantexassmartmeters.com/
ATTENTION PARENTS WITH CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, TEXAS PUC NEEDS TO KNOW: http://www.bantexassmartmeters.com/letter-txpuc-parents-children-special/
The US Government Accountability Office says: Exposure and Testing Requirements for Mobile Phones Should Be Reassessed: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-771
H.R.6358 - To examine, label, and communicate adverse human biological effects associated with exposure to electromagnetic fields from cell phones and other wireless devices, and for other purposes. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h6358/show
Stand With Wayne Richards Radio Show: Current info. on Smart Meter: http://www.standwithwayne.com/radio-archive.asp
Homeowner pulls gun on smart meter installer: http://consumerist.com/2012/07/homeowner-pulls-gun-to-stop-new-electric-meter-from-being-installed.html
Texans are fighting: http://www.electricenergyonline.com/?page=show_news&id=165901
There is absolutely no legislative mandate for smart meter installations!
SMART METER ACTION ALERT-PUC IS HOLDING A COMMENT PERIOD ABOUT SMART METERS, call puc for more info 512-936-7120
5 Ways to Hack the Smart Grid:
The 4th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” Their SMART meters give a diary of the internal activities of a home by monitoring such activities without a warrant: when used, kind of appliances involved, etc. Additionally, the elec. co. has the ability to sell this information it considers “proprietary.”
Smar Meter health and privacy explained: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXNfMesF3Vo
The American Academy
of Environmental Medicine has adopted a resolution calling for a halt to
wireless smart meters.
The full text of the resolution is below. A hard copy on letterhead is available on the AAEM website at www.aaemonline.org.
Microwave Radiation at 2.4ghz affects the heart:
Dr. David Carpenter on Smart Meters:
Smart Meter info. and scientists with industry ties who approve smart meter usage: http://www.magdahavas.com/2011/06/05/may-2011-a-month-in-review/
Smart Meters causing interference??/FCC says Smart Meters must be removed if causing interference: http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?p=6362
"Smart Meters, Dirty Electricity, Disease"
Alex Jones, Smart Meter Privacy Concerns:
Please feel free to forward this link: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/nosmartmeters/ to as many people as possible that would like to stand up for their rights to safety and privacy in their home.For additional support please go to: www.bansmartmeters.com
On Facebook please go to Refuse Smart Meters, Ban Texas Smart meters, No Smart Meters Centerpoint
IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU CONTACT THE FOLLOWING OFFICES AND DEMAND YOUR RIGHTS:
Chairman of the PUC Donna Nelson's Office:
Donna L. Nelson
Governor Perry: http://governor.state.tx.us/contact/
Send your complaint to Public Utility Commission, here is the link with address, fax, and email: http://www.puc.state.tx.us/ocp/complaints/filing.cfm
VERY IMPORTANT CALL CENTERPOINT MANAGEMENT OR WHATEVER ELECTRIC CO. YOU HAVE AND TELL THEM YOU ABSOLUTELY DO NOT WANT THE SMART METER (EVEN IF YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE). Centerpoint # 713-207-2222
File an online complaint with the Attorney General's office:
Report an unsafe product at: https://www.saferproducts.gov/CPSRMSPublic/Incidents/ReportIncident.aspx
LAWSUIT: DEVVY KIDD/PUC:
THERE IS NO FEDERAL MANDATE FOR SMART METERS:
Non compliance with FCC standards: http://eon3emfblog.net/?p=813
Centerpoint Smart Meters causing house fires!
The WHO has declared that radio frequency emfs similiar in strength to that of smart meters is a class 2B carcinogen: http://electromagnetichealth.org/electromagnetic-health-blog/iarc-rf-carc/http://electromagnetichealth.org/electromagnetic-health-blog/iarc-rf-carc/
HOUSTON LOCAL NEWS: Smart meters linked to headaches, nausea, etc. http://www.khou.com/news/national/105004579.html
There are THOUSANDS of scientific studies proving negative health effects with continuous exposure to microwave frequencies, please go to www.pubmed.com or research this scientific information.
HOUSTON LOCAL NEWS: Smart meter is ruining other appliances in home? http://www.khou.com/news/local/Viewers-share-more-smart-meter-installation-problem-stories-124527004.html
HOUSTON LOCAL NEWS: Smart meter ruining AC units? http://www.khou.com/home/Man-says-smart-meter-installation-ruined-his-AC-124474974.html
HOUSTON LOCAL NEWS: CENTERPOINT CONFIRMS THAT THEY HAVE OVERCHARGED 5,200 CUSTOMERS BECAUSE OF SMART METER! http://www.khou.com/home/CenterPoint-5200-smart-meters-overcharged-Houston-area-customers-89018122.html
UL JUST CONFIRMED THAT SMART METERS ARE A FIRE HAZARD!!!!
Maine PUC ordered to offer customers an opt out to smart meters on grounds that "it is unjust and unreasonable to refuse opt out" http://www.skeltontaintorabbott.net/news/85/77/Skelton-Taintor-Abbott-Wins-Landmark-Smart-Meter-Case.html
http://eon3emfblog.net/?p=2180 OPT OUT IS NOT ENOUGH AND ISNT GOING TO WORK ANYWAY!
Cell phone microwaves not safe? by Anderson Cooper CNN http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2011/05/21/video-is-your-cell-phone-safe/
Institute of Science in Society highlights microwaves cancer risks http://www.i-sis.org.uk/EEA_Highlight_Mobile_Phone_Cancer_Risks.php
Track states with house fires caused by a smart meter http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?page_id=1280
Government Agencies and Organizations banning or warning against wireless technology:
Quotes from scientists and physicians cautioning against Smart Meters: http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?page_id=2292
SMART METER INFO.:
PLEASE READ LATEST STUDY ON BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS TO EMF EXPOSURE SIMILIAR TO THAT OF SMART METERS, REPORTED ON MARCH 2011 FROM IEMFA:
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS BANNING OR WARNING OF WIRELESS AND LACK OF SAFETY STANDARDS, GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDE EPA AND FDA. http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/warnings.php
RF and health problems:
cell phones and radiation by Dr. Mercola http://emf.mercola.com/sites/emf/archive/2011/06/18/finally-experts-admit-cellphones-are-a-carcinogen.aspx
Privacy and Security concerns:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRejDxBE6OE Someone measuring the radiation in the home constantly flowing with a radio wave frequency measuring device
encouraging the public to expose themselves to levels of microwave pulses thatviolate FCC standards.
Smart Meter research by Cindy Carriger:
•Customers with Smart Meters have experienced health related problems ranging from
headaches, unable to sleep, memory loss, and more. Also, no one knows what the effects of the cumulative and or constant pulsating RF microwaves of smart meters will be. Studies of this type of waves conclude that there can be damage to DNA, as well as a possible cancer causation.
•Residents having such complaints of such have been dismissed as meritless out of hand by Electric companies. Some complaints have been documented to be a result of exposure.
can interfere with medical equipment using electric or wireless methods such as some pace makers, wireless insulin pumps, deep brain stimulators etc.
•Meters have not undergone proper
independant study regarding effects on humans. Nor does the Electric company attempt to see if people in the home could have health issues or if they are sensetive to EMF waves. Most of us may not even know if we are sensitive or not. Studies show that at least 3% of population are VERY sensitive. Up to 35% are moderately sensitive.
•Fires have started upon Smart Meter being installed.
•Household electronics and various equipment has experienced failure due to installation of Meter.
HEALTH & SAFETY
•Because they are a two-way communication, electrica company should have a 'warrant', as they are capable of listening in.
This is against current law!
•Meters can show when customers are home or not.
•Meters can tell what your thermostat is set at, and they can and change it if they want. (Voluntary basis at first.)
•Data collected is stored -and access is given to whomever the Electric company wants to. They will have a customer profile on each of us.
•Overbilling of Customers 2 to 3X's normal cost.
•Expensive transition, use of TAX PAYER $TIMULUS MONIES. 11 Billion so far, 900 Billion more Expected!
•We are charged for the meters separately in our monthly billing.
•Cities have to pay (millions) for new infrastructure.
•Electric companies save -lay-off meter readers.
•Future higher rates for peak time use.
•Poor and Elderly could be endangered if they fear turning AC on because of added Peak use expense!
•Wireless Interference -baby monitors, security systems, Wi-Fi, and Netflix.
•For Smart Meters to 'read' all appliances, consumers must have right appliances, such as "Energy Star" appliances. Don't be surprised for new legislation requiring such purchases in the future.
•Personal and National Security more at risk to cyber attack, and or hacking.
the hope that the evils of this world are to be
cured by legislation."
----Thomas B. Reed 1886
No compulsory "smart" meters please!
To start with they are not actually very "smart"!
2. They present very real privacy and security issues.
3. Recent research shows that in reality there is likely to be very little impact on overall power consumption and the cost of implementation is far higher than any potential savings.
4. May have a serious detrimental effect on vulnerable people.
5. Cost will inevitably be born by the consumer/ tax payer.
6. The only likely savings will be to the energy provider who will save the cost of meter readers. These savings are unlikely to be passed on to the consumer who, along with the tax payer, will have funded the scheme in the first place.
I could go on with a longer list of several more reasons why smart meters are a bad (and potentially dangerous) idea
Joe & Patsy Thompson
Another grab to raise rates and stop our using electric power when we need it. Smart meters have been proven to affect the health of many people.
They have caused fires in a number of housed where they have been installed. Pets have been acting out since these meters have been installed.
Smart meters have ruined my health. Stop smart meters now!
Joe & Patsy Thompson1 week ago Comments: Another grab to raise rates and stop our using electric power when we need it. Smart meters have been proven to affect the health of many people. They have caused fires in a number of housed where they have been installed. Pets have been acting out since these meters have been installed.
Sharon Dolson3 weeks ago Comments: -
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- ALERT: OPT OUT IS NOW AVAILABLE PLEASE CONTACT YOUR TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION COMPANY IMMEDIATELY AND REQUEST AN OPT OUT FORM IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED ONE. THERE IS A DEADLINE FOR THE FORM TO BE RETURNED IT IS SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2014. ACT QUICKLY AND GET AN ANALOG METER INSTALLED!!!!!
- BREAKING NEWS: OPT OUT WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON!!! You will receive a notice with your bill!!! AEP and Centerpoint Opt Out Fees: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/AEP-and-CenterPoint-Opt-Out-FEES.html?soid=1102717540880&aid=ZEG72dpzFJM
- 9 Reasons The Smart Grid Is A Mistake: http://smartgridawareness.org/2014/04/18/nine-reasons-why-smart-meters-are-a-mistake/