Media Blackout on U.S, ‘Smart Grid’

By James F. Tracy
(Link to original article on Memory Hole website)

Over the past several years a conspiracy of silence has surrounded the implementation of the Smart Grid across the United States, perhaps with Smart grid cartoon imagegood reason. If the public was aware of what lay behind this agenda there would likely be considerable outcry and resistance.

“Smart meters”–the principal nodes of the Smart Grid network–are being installed on homes and businesses by power utilities across the United States under the legal and fiscal direction of the United States government. In December 2007 both houses of the US Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA).

This 310-page piece of legislation employs the dubious science of anthropogenic CO2-based climate change science to mandate an array of policies, such as fuel efficiency standards for vehicles and “green” energy initiatives. Tucked away in the final pages of this law is the description and de facto mandate for national implementation of the Smart Grid that the Bush administration promised …  More

Editor’s note: We have been battling smart meters in Michigan for 4 years now – in the courts, before the Public Service Commission and now in the legislature. To the best of our knowledge, Channel 4 in Detroit (WDIV), has never run a story about there being any problem or controversy surrounding smart meters.

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8 thoughts on “Media Blackout on U.S, ‘Smart Grid’

  1. The City of Westland illegally installed a unit on my home. My neighbors meter is inches away from my b-room.Immediately after installation and activation I became sick. I’m experiencing symptoms of radiation poisoning. I contacted my State Rep who showed me there has been legislation introduced House Bill 4916. The House Energy Commission has been sitting on this since September 2015 and show no indication of acting upon this. I’m angry with the SOM who illegally enforce corporation policies that are dangerous just so they can get campaign donations from utility companies. I’m considering posting a petition with I’m frustrated that my health and others in my neighborhood and city are being threatened by the use of these devices.

    • Don’t just consider posting a petition with CHANGE.ORG, actually do it. The more we force the issue the more the legislature might listen.

      • GM Joseph. Saturday morning around 4:30 I heard the meter discharge and then I heard a loud pop. I became frightened I grabbed my dog and went outside. Everything in my house was dark. I discovered electrcity in my b-room and office was out. Called DTE told me my circuit breaker went bad. My cable and internet are down too. That Smeter transmitter overloaded the wiring in my home. I’m glad I didn’t have the meter installed near my gas meter or I would have had a fire.

  2. I have approached WCMU public Radio to ask if they would do story on this issue. They agreed! David Sheldon from this website was interviewed as well as Dr. Carpenter from N.Y., who testified under oath before the Public Service Commission regarding the health dangers of electromagnetic radiation, and my friend Jaime Chimner, A disabled woman who has suffered from having a smart meter on her home. You can see her story on The reporter is now putting together this story for broadcast. WCMU covers over 40 Michigan counties and parts of Canada.

    • UPDATE. They decided NOT to air the story. I was told by Ken Kolbe, the General Manager of WCMU Radio, that it was his decision and that he didn’t feel it was newsworthy at this time. I’ve had some letters to editors published. I’ve tried many other media types but no luck. But I’ll keep trying..

  3. Have you requested the local media to do an in-depth story about Smart Meters? This is just the sort of story Fox 2’s Charlie LeDuff would jump at.

    • We have many times contacted news media in person or by sending out press releases. Very rarely has news media responded. When 200 people showed up to complain about smart meters at a hearing before the House Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep Tom McMillin, none of the Detroit media reported anything about it. The only coverage we got was from the Lansing Journal and a TV station in Grand Rapids.

  4. Seems like there are more and more stories of “smart” meters having to be read by someone in person, because they malfunction so much.

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