OCTOBER 24TH – GETTING OUR SMART METER LAW PASSED!
As most of you know by now, a smart meter bill to promote customer meter choice has been introduced in the Michigan House by Rep. Gary Glenn. The proposed legislation, HB 4916, has bipartisan support, including 8 Republicans and 4 Democrats. An innovative plan has now been launched by Andrea McNinch and David Lonier to educate the public in key legislative districts to support our bill. More
OCTOBER 20TH – TWO MICHIGAN LEGISLATORS AND A STAFFER RECEIVED PLAQUES FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING WORK IN INTRODUCING SMART METER LEGISLATION. Rep. Gary Glenn, Rep. Tim Kelly and Legislative Aide Nancy Bareham were all honored to receive plaques recognizing their work and their courage in sponsoring a bill to protect utility customers from bullying by the state’s two largest utilities. These plaques were awarded jointly by Constitutional Alliance and by American Policy Center, two organizations that work tirelessly to help defend our liberties. We, at Michigan Stop Smart Meters, believe it is absolutely vital to recognize the efforts of those who are willing to risk the displeasure of powerful corporate interests in order to defend the people. Further than that, all of us who care about smart meters and other liberty issues should consider volunteering our help when these men face challengers in primaries or general elections.
Please read the article on this by Mark Lerner here:
OCTOBER 8TH – STENMAN CASE MAY BE HEARD BY MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT! We reported back in July that the Court of Appeals had rendered a particularly disastrous published decision that will affect all of us. We stressed the importance that this decision be appealed if utility customers are to retain the right to defend themselves against a bullying utility.
The Michigan Supreme Court does not hear all cases that apply. They can pick and choose based on their judgment as to whether hearing a case may help to clarify the law, particularly if an issue of wide public interest is at stake and they deem the issue “ripe for appeal”.
The Stenmans decided to take the first crucial step in such a process by filing, on October 8th, their “Application for Leave to Appeal” with the Supreme Court. DTE will file in November a rebuttal, no doubt arguing that there is no need for the highest court to get involved. Then we wait – perhaps a month, perhaps 6 months for a decision if the case will be heard. If the highest court agrees to hear this, the implications for all of us will be profound. And legal expenses for the Stenmans may be high. If the highest state court agrees to decide on issues that will affect us all, then Michigan Stop Smart Meters will assist by setting up a fund so that all of us who care about this issue can help to share that burden. More news will be reported as it becomes available.
Our original story on this case may be found here: http://michiganstopsmartmeters.com/2015/07/19/michigan-court-of-appeals-stenman-case/
SEPTEMBER 16TH – CRUNCH TIME FOR SMART METER LEGISLATION.
This fall a new smart meter bill will be introduced to protect the right of choice for all utility customers!
It is a new day now for smart meter legislation. We have more support for such a law now than we ever had before. To win this fight, it is critical that we persuade as many of the House Energy Committee members as possible. More
JULY 26TH – TWO MORE BAD MICHIGAN APPEALS COURT DECISIONS AND A HEARTWARMING DISSENT. This past week we saw first an unfortunate decision in the Sheldon smart meter appeal. That was the case in which the Court had found in April of 2012 that a Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) decision on smart meters did not have any substantial factual support. The Court had ordered the MPSC to do the case over and this time to consider all aspects of smart meters, including the “risks and burdens” on customers and the ”experience in other states.” But the Commission chose to defy the court’s order and consider only the effect of smart meters on utility rates. Click here for rest of story
JULY 10TH – DR. CARPENTER SHINES ON WITNESS STAND!
Gives very strong and credible testimony on the health problems caused by “smart” meters in DTE’s current rate case. More
DTE Customer Group also contributes to rate case. More
———————————————————————————————-JULY 4TH – BIOMETRICS – “INFORMATION IS POWER AND POWER EQUATES TO CONTROL.” by Mark Lerner. of Constitutional Alliance.
“As bad as the domestic spying taking place today is, you can still make a difference. That difference starts with you educating people and informing them we are at a point of critical mass. We must act now or we will have missed the last exit before reaching the point of no return.” More
IN THE NEWS:
JULY 8TH – NAPERVILLE UPDATE: Federal judge: Smart meters capable of capturing discrete details of behavior, however … (he moves the goal post on proving a privacy violation) More
MARCH 29TH – UPDATED FORM LETTERS
DO YOU WANT TO WRITE TO DTE OR YOUR REPRESENTATIVE ABOUT ‘SMART METERS’? HERE ARE FORM LETTERS MANY ASKED US TO PROVIDE. Click Here
DECEMBER 2ND, 2014
For anyone who understands the harm that is caused by either a smart meter or by the so called ‘opt-out’ meter, protecting your existing analog meter should be a top priority.. <More>
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June 2nd meeting in Plymouth June 18th meeting in Rochester
For those who missed these meetings, videos of them can be streamed from Smart Meter Education Network.
MUSKEGON TALK RADIO & MEETING VIDEOS – April 19th, 2013:
MAINE SMART METER SUPREME COURT HEARING – March 29th – Video of this landmark case now available for first time! Click here for story and video!
An excellent 7 minute video that puts this worldwide phenomenon in perspective! Click here.
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