TWO NEW ‘SMART’ METER EVENTS!
For details on both of these new events click <here>
NOVEMBER 17TH - LEGISLATIVE SLAM A SUCCESS! On Wednesday, November 13th, 32 people representing 26 Michigan communities descended on Lansing, lobbied their House representatives and requested a hearing on HB 4513. Some were also able to speak with their Senators and requested a Senate version of the bill be introduced in the Senate. <More>
NOVEMBER 4TH – NEW WAY TO PREVENT SMART METER INSTALL!
For many of us, keeping a smart meter off of our homes is a matter of necessity. But we are witnessing, in the last few weeks, more aggressive tactics on the part of at least one Michigan utility. <More>
Archived News Items
JUNE 14TH – DETROIT EDISON METERS – TO OPT-OUT OR NOT?
Many of you will be receiving an Opt-Out Notice letter from DTE soon. The letter says you have 30 days to join their opt out plan, thereby agreeing to let them put a “smart” electric meter aka “AMI meter” on your home with the “radio turned off”, and that you agree to pay both an initial fee and monthly fees indefinitely for this. More
NEW – JUNE 4TH – DO YOU WANT TO WRITE TO DTE OR YOUR REPRESENTATIVE ABOUT ‘SMART METERS’? HERE ARE FORM LETTERS MANY ASKED US TO PROVIDE. Click Here
SMART METERS – SHOULD WE ALL OPT-OUT?
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.
NEW – ENTIRE ELECTRIC GRID IN DANGER! May 7th:————————————————————————————————-
NEW – MUSKEGON TALK RADIO & MEETING VIDEOS - April 19th:
GAME CHANGER IN NAPERVILLE, IL – March 22nd – What it means for our Michigan strategy. Federal judge issues decision, after 14 months of litigation, dismissing all four counts of the Complaint of the Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group and individual plaintiffs against the City of Naperville, Illinois. More.
MCMILLIN SMART METER BILL:
Oakland Press – Description of Bill
Text and Status of Bill in Legislature
MAINE SMART METER SUPREME COURT HEARING – March 29th – Video of this landmark case now available for first time! Click here for story and video!
———————————————————————————————– MUSKEGON SMART METER MEETING WELL ATTENDED! – February 21st, 2013 – One hundred twenty five people came to hear our program on the dangers of electric “smart meters” currently being installed in Muskegon and Oceana counties by Consumers Energy. More
MICHIGAN ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE SHOWS BIAS – January 8th, 2013 - Today, at a hearing of the Michigan Public Services Commission (MPSC), administrative judge Dennis Mack excluded nearly ALL opposition evidence from being considered in the smart meter opt out case, U-17053. Nearly all evidence that had been offered by multiple intervenors has been stricken from the record on the transparently false claim that health, safety and privacy issues are “outside the scope” of this proceeding. More
COUPLE CAN KEEP METER THEY INSTALLED – December 5th, 2012 Today a temporary agreement was reached between Detroit Edison and a couple who had removed a ‘smart meter’ and replaced it with an analog (mechanical meter) they installed themselves. More>
DR. DAVID CARPENTER TO TESTIFY IN MICHIGAN – December 1st, 2012 - Dr. Carpenter, known around the world as one of the leading experts on effects of radio waves on biological systems, has graciously agreed to testify without fee in support of our Michigan efforts before the MPSC and also for some of our members pursuing cases in the circuit courts against DTE. More>
AMERICA BECOMING GIANT SURVEILLANCE GRID? – September 24th, 2012 – by Michael. You are being watched. The control freaks that hold power in the United States have become absolutely obsessed with surveillance. They are constantly attempting to convince the American people that we are all “safer” when virtually everything that we do is watched, monitored, tracked and recorded. Our country is being systematically transformed into a giant surveillance grid far more comprehensive than anything George Orwell ever dreamed of. If you still believe that there is such a thing as “privacy” in this day and age, you are being delusional. More
MICHIGAN SMART METER CASE QUIETLY REOPENED - September 25th, 2012 - Something happened that will change the whole course of smart meter events in Michigan. You didn’t hear about it because no press release was issued and the media, failing as usual to do its own due diligence, has remained silent on the most significant development to date on an issue on which 24 city governments and two county governments have pressed for resolution.
The Michigan Public Service Commission on this day issued an Order reopening general rate case U-15768, in order to comply with an Order of the Michigan Court of Appeals issued last April. The Court of Appeals had rebuked the MPSC in its April 10th decision for failing to do a proper cost/benefit study before authorizing, in January 2009, $37 million dollars in smart meter costs to be passed on to customers. More ———————————————————————————————–
“PROTECT YOURSELF FROM DIGITAL METERS” by Jerry Day.
An excellent 7 minute video that puts this worldwide phenomenon in perspective! Click here.
WHY UTILITIES NOW BETRAY THEIR CUSTOMERS! Why are smart meters now being forced upon us? The easy answer would be because it is profitable for the utility industry to do so. It is not hard to conjure up a bogeyman in the big bad corporation. But Detroit Edison had an enviable reputation, built over many decades, as a reliable provider of electric service, and as a business that treated its customers fairly. In a free market, corporations, in pursuing their own best interests, tend to realize their own goals by doing the things that best meet the needs of their customers.
But wait a minute – who or what made it so profitable of late for Detroit Edison and most of the other utilities in this country to, all of a sudden, so mistreat their customers? Why did they all decide to risk their customer goodwill and the security of the entire electric grid on unproven technology? Click here for more.
MICHIGAN PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION LAYS AN EGG! June 29th, 2012 –The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued its staff report on its “investigation” of the smart meter controversy. The important point to understand is that this “investigation”, spanning 5-1/2 months, was no investigation at all. It was a “Cover Thy …” process designed to justify policies the agency had put into effect years earlier. The process was initiated in response to pleas from 9 city governments and to placate citizens, give citizens an opportunity to vent their rage, and utility corporations an opportunity to get their corporate PR on record. It was clear from the beginning that this process was never seriously intended to question the ongoing forced replacement of 2 million electric meters. Read more.
WE NEED PEOPLE WILLING TO TELL THEIR STORY! Have you experienced either a health problem, interference with devices in your home, or a skyrocketing electric bill following a ‘smart’ meter installation? We are doing a video about people’s experiences . We are also seeking folks willing to testify in court in one of our two upcoming legal cases. If you might be able to help us email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (248) 604-7545.
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