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Representative (name of Your representative)
(street address of your representative)
Lansing, MI (your rep’s zip code)
Subject: Need for new law to protect utility customers.
DTE has been forcing people to accept “smart” electric meters. Medical people and scientists the world over have reached a consensus that these meters cause harm.
The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) has turned a deaf ear to many hundreds of complaints against DTE about these meters. On May 15th, 2013 they issued a ruling endorsing the proposals of the utilities that the utilities be allowed to impose an extra initial charge and ongoing monthly charges for customers requesting a “non-transmitting meter” (radio off). This ruling made no provision for any customer to receive a traditional meter instead of a smart meter.
The MPSC “opt-out” policy is no opt-out at all. The real solution would be a new law that defines the rights of Michigan utility customers to refuse harmful new technology. Utility customers should have the right to retain the traditional electro-mechanical (analog) meter. A proposed amendment to Act 3 of 1939 is being proposed called the “Utility Meter Freedom of Choice Amendment”. The full text of the proposed law may be viewed here: https://michiganstopsmartmeters.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/utility-meter-freedom-of-choice-bill-house.pdf
Please consider becoming a sponsor or co-sponsor of this proposal and using your influence to see that the proposal gets fair consideration to provide much needed relief for your constituents.
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