Smart Meter Form Letters Page

graphic of letterTHIS PAGE WAS ADDED IN RESPONSE TO REQUESTS THAT WE PROVIDE SOME SUGGESTED LETTERS FOR PEOPLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH DTE & THEIR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES BY EMAIL OR SNAIL MAIL.

What you will find on this page are suggested form letters you might send to the utility and to officials in state government.  You will need to add or insert particular information such as your own name and address, and your representative’s name & address.  Areas you need to customize appear in dark green letters.  It would also be a good idea to reword some of the sentences in your own words.

(A) Those who are viewing one of the letters below on our web page and have a word processor:
1.   Copy and paste the letter into your own word processor.
2.   Make the necessary additions or insertions in all the areas that were highlighted in dark green.  Save changes to your hard drive and give it a file name.
3.   Attach your modified letter to an email and send to the official  (OR)
4.   Print out the modified letter, add your signature and snail mail to the official.

(B) Those who received hard copies of our letters by snail mail:   Use our letters as a guide and create your own in a word processor or by hand.

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HERE IS A LETTER YOU MAY SOON RECEIVE FROM DTE IF YOU STILL HAVE YOUR ANALOG METER  (click here)

RECOMMENDED REFUSAL LETTER TO ABOVE (click here)   (copy your state representative, state senator and atty general)

ALTERNATIVE LETTER TO ACCEPT A SMART METER (click here)  (copy your state representative, state senator and atty general)

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IF YOU FOUND A SERVICE TAG OR DOOR HANGER TAG ON YOUR HOME SAYING THEY WERE THERE TO “UPGRADE YOUR METER” AND WERE UNABLE TO ACCESS BECAUSE OF A LOCKED GATE. LOCKED METER HOUSING, DOG IN YARD OR OTHER IMPEDIMENT:

LETTER TO REFUSE ACCESS FOR PURPOSES OF “UPGRADING” YOUR METER <click>  (copy your state representative, state senator and Michigan’s Attorney General, Bill Schuette)
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IF YOU NEED TO GET A SMART METER OFF YOUR HOME:

NOTICE & DEMAND LETTERS FOR METER REMOVAL<click>

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HERE ARE THE FORM LETTERS YOU CAN SEND TO YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES (click on any one):

(1)  To your own state representative – click here.

(2)  Very short version of state rep letter – click here.

(3) To your own state senator – click here.

(4) To Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette – click here

 

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8 thoughts on “Smart Meter Form Letters Page

  1. Though it was probably an exercise in futility, given the totalitarian beliefs of a significant percentage of those who govern us, here’s the gist of what I sent at least some of my reps. I refrained from sending it to specific state rep’s because given their stances, it would have defeated the purpose to send this to them.

    MY LETTER:

    I’m hereby requesting your pre-emptive assistance to prevent the installation (and waive monthly fee’s) by XXXUtilities of anything other than Genuine Analog gas and electric meters at the property of ______________, where I currently reside.

    Sen. XXX, Assembly XXX, and Hon. XXX of Public Svc. Comission, can you please request that:

    … utilities should waive any/all penalty fee’s, such as $15 per month, for opting out?
    ……Because compelling citizens to pay to avoid invasion of privacy (by individually identifying electrical devices and recording when they’re operated, and transmitting wireless signals interceptable by unauthorized and distant parties), is unconstitutional. Electronic utility meters are by definition surveillance devices which violate Federal and State wiretapping laws, by recording and storing databases of personal activities, without the consent of those people being monitored.
    ……Furthermore, digital meters cause, by disruption of house current with switch mode power supplies, cancer-causing electromagnetic radiation to be emitted in proximity to the installed location. This violates laws against public endangerment, and more. Among the symptoms reported to have been caused by radio-frequency and/or microwave radiation associated with smart meters are:
    Heart palpitations, neurological issues, insomnia, ringing ears, nausea, dizziness, tingling extremities, memory loss, etc.

    I also strongly urge that the XXX Public Svc. Commission should recall all electronic meters, and require utility companies to replace them with time-tested, safe, analog meters, since I never know whether any new venue I might one day move to, either locally, or statewide, wouldn’t house smart meters as well. And if this means re-reviewing and reversing XXstate laws which may have legalized smart meters without allowing resident-citizens to vote on the issue, so be it.

    Digital meters (a/k/a AMR, ERT, AMI, “Advanced”, “Smart”, and “Opt-Out Non-Transmitting” Meters)…are making people ill. From what I gather, there are also meters that appear to be analog, but are in actuality Electronic. No matter the Name or Facade they choose to give it, the radiation is the same.

    I’d appreciate your acting on my behalf as soon as possible. Time is of the essence, as such action by XXXutilities is pending soon.

    • Karl, We know of no statute that you can’t defend your home against a known harm by replacing an illegal meter with a legal one. We do know of a statute in Michigan that makes it a felony for DTE to be attaching surveillance devices to private homes without owner’s informed consent. Yet our Attorney General refuses to prosecute. Despite the statutes apparently being on our side, the Michigan Court of Appeals has recently ruled, in the case of DTE vs. Stenman, that smart meters have somehow been made legal by our Michigan Public Service Commission (which has repeatedly insisted it has done no such thing) and that, therefore, no one may remove them. This ruling is clearly corrupt and contradicts another ruling of the same court issued two months earlier. Both of these rulings are now in line for possible review by Michigan’s Supreme Court. In short the legal situation on smart meters is truly a maze of contradictions and the dissenting appeals court judge in one of our recent cases has opined that it is high time for Michigan’s Supreme Court to step in and straighten out the mess.

      • Thanks I live in Flint I have CSE and what gets me is that they have a analog opt out. Seems like if they have both analog and smart meter opt out options you’d be able to have either meter. It really gets me too that there’s a bill coming up to give people a choice and they’re still pushing them on us. I truly know this digital meter is messing with me. I’ve had the same exact type of seizures and lengths for the past 17 years for the past 3 since having this meter I know have different seizures and all day instead if some in morning and some at night. I never have good dreams only nightmares, ringing in my ears with usually seizures right after, and insomnia all since digital meter. I’m getting analog ASAP

  2. You need a master form letter, one size fits all, with an accompanying signatory list. You have no way of keeping track how much activism is present. Rather than having readers download and send these letters, you should operate like numbersusa.com, and have people be able to sign and send digitally. That group makes headway with it’s appeal to governance, because when they send out a pre written form letter request, they do so nationally, and get hundreds of thousands of citizens to back them, with simple click and go letter submission.

    Stop thinking only locally. Make your platform national. What happens when you win only locally, without spreading the activism nationally, is that eventually the issue comes right back home and you are outspent on both time and money by the big corporations as they eventually come back around to focusing on your location. You’ll need a more widespread platform for activism participation if you want to keep them off your home and cars permanently. That’s right, while activists struggle to develop a resistance effort for smart meters on homes, big corporation has already bought out big government, and everyone gets one on their cars next. Legislation to force citizens to buy a smart meter device for their car is already happening.

    I sincerely wish these anti-smart meter groups would make headway, but so far all I’ve seen them do is barely scrape away a victory here and there, that has absolutely no impact on the rest of the national consumer base. I’ve given up hope of compelling anyone to remove my harmful smart meter. I’m going to shield it behind super thick iron stand off the extreme corner of my home, and get together master switches so I can turn my home ‘cold’, and substitute with non-integrated solar instead. A bunch of non recorded, individually sent messages from one little county in one little state is not going to stop this national movement to force smart meters, by multi national corporations. Thanks again for listening. Jeremy.

  3. Wishing you all the best of LUCK in your crusade against this wicked injustice being shown towards you the Electricity Customers in both Canada and the USA.

    Cheers,

    Richard Leschen.

  4. Dear Readers,
    We here in Victoria Australia are getting these horrid foreign owned Electric Power Companies rather worried now with our constant chipping away at them. We are waking up the general Victorian Population that the Microwave Smart Meters are actually very dangerous to all Life and the Electric Power Companies are getting wind of this and it is worrying the dickens out of them. They have for the present stopped their LIES about ….” If one refuses to accept a Smart Meter these Electric Power Companies will chop off people’s Electric Power. I came down on all of them for telling Lies. These Power Companies know that they cannot Legally do this so long as people pay the Electric Bill and even those who cannot pay the full bill are not to get their power cut off so long as they pay as much as they possibly can. To do this they have to fill out a hardship form, then these Electric Power Companies cannot Legally cut of those peoples’ electric power.

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