Michigan: Bipartisan support for legislation; HB 4220 bans opt-out fees; utilities would be forced to remove unwanted Smart Meters

House Bill #4220
https://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/billintroduced/House/pdf/2017-HIB-4220.pdf

 

From WZZM ABC 13

by April Stevens
February 17, 2017

Watch video here:    http://www.wzzm13.com/money/consumer/rep-glenn-homeowners-could-reject-smart-meters-at-no-charge/409317178

Lansing _ Gary Glenn Bill

http://www.wzzm13.com/money/consumer/rep-glenn-homeowners-could-reject-smart-meters-at-no-charge/409317178

LANSING, MICH. – Michigan homeowners may be able to reject ‘smart meters’ at no charge under a bipartisan legislation introduced by Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland.

The bill will be the subject of a public hearing this Tuesday in the House Energy Policy Committee, which Glenn chairs, and again on March 7.

“Republicans and Democrats alike agree it’s all about individual freedom of choice and homeowners’ private property rights,” Glenn said. Among the 17 co-sponsors are four Democrats, including Rep. Rose Mary Robinson of Detroit.

“Homeowners should have the ultimate authority to decide what technology is installed in their homes – not utilities whose government-protected monopoly prevents homeowners from choosing a competing electricity provider,” Glenn continued._______ Continue reading

Microwave Radiation Shown to Cause Neurological Damage”– Physicians and Other SB 649 Opponents Address California Assembly June 28th

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Josh Hart

URGENT CALL TO ACTION FOR CALIFORNIANS: 

The Assembly Local Government Committee voted 6-1 to approve SB 649 on Wednesday June 28th (even after hearing the below testimony). It goes next to the Communications and Conveyance Committee at1:30pm on July 12th. People are coming from all over the state to be there on this day to speak out against SB 649, including mayors, and regular people opposed to the bill. Will you be one of them?

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Brazilian Courts order lower electromagnetic pollution

21 July 2014 

by Elza Boiteux, Environmental News Network 

Judge recognized “the great possibility of the EM field of low frequency to be carcinogenic agent in human beings”

Brazilian Courts_EMF

The Brazilian Judiciary determined to reduce the level of electromagnetic pollution generated by power lines to standard adopted by Swiss law (1.0 microtesla).

Two associations of residents in São Paulo — the largest city of Brazil — proposed the action. The plaintiff has pleaded to not be exposed to electromagnetic fields incompatible with the human health.

The electromagnetic fields generated by power lines that cross these areas is 10 times greater than the level determined by the court. The judgment of Continue reading

SaskPower ordered to remove all 105,000 smart meters in the province

30 July 2014 

by Shaun Knox, Global News 
Fires prompt full recall of Sensus Meters & investigation of why testing never happened

Sask meters

The removal of the smart meters over the next six to nine months will cost around $50 million, according to SaskPower. (Initial estimates were at $15 million)

REGINA – SaskPower has announced that they are removing all the smart meters that were installed in the province.

The minister responsible for SaskPower Bill Boyd said the utility company will be taking out all 105,000 smart meters around Saskatchewan.

“I think the concerns about safety are paramount here, the concerns are significant enough, anytime families are at risk in Saskatchewan, actions have to be taken and that’s why we’ve directed SaskPower accordingly,” said Minister Boyd.

(Ed. note: As mentioned in video, a similar recall is taking place in Oregon, replacing Sensus meters installed by PG&E. Story here: http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/07/pge_replacing_some_electricity.html)

The removal of the smart meters over the next six to nine months will cost around $50 million, according to SaskPower.

“We view it as similar to a recall situation and the people of Saskatchewan shouldn’t be responsible for the costs of this and we’ll do everything we can to recover those costs,” said Boyd.

Boyd will also be reviewing why the new meters weren’t properly studied or tested before they were installed in homes.

I don’t know whether there was enough testing done. We’ll certainly be conducting, along with SaskPower, an internal review of the procurement procedures around this around the safety concerns people had,” added Boyd.

“We want to determine when these were originally ordered, if there were safety concerns known at that point in time, so we have a lot of questions we’re going to be discussing with SaskPower about how this came to be.”

Earlier this month SaskPower temporarily suspended its installation of smart meters around the province after half a dozen caught fire.

http://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2014/08/01/saskpower-ratepayers-to-be-spared-cost-of-failing-smart-meters-premier/

Alaska Supreme Court Upholds Award for RF Radiation Injury Below Thermal Exposure Level

Written by LBA in AM/Medium WaveRF Safety Compliance  

The Alaska Supreme Court (Court) upheld the decision of the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board (Board) awarding an AT&T equipment installer 100% disability as a result of his workplace electromagnetic field exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation at levels slightly above the FCC RF limit. The award was based on the psychological and cognitive effects of RF radiation and over-exposure. This decision is significant because the FCC RF limit is designed to keep people from being heated and ignores evidence of other adverse biological effects at much lower levels.

The RF radiation exposure level in question was well below the FCC’s recognized level of “thermal” harm. The FCC contends that there are no scientifically established harmful health effects below the thermal threshold. The Board decision agrees with the medical experts who found adverse health effects from this RF radiation exposure which occurred above the FCC safety limit but below the thermal threshold. This decision could have a very significant financial impact on the wireless industry Continue reading

Texas: Activists Block Smart Meters / Expert Science Court Testimony: Mini Earthquakes Occurring 24/7 to all Structures within Grid – (Must watch video)

This video, shown on Infowars Nightly News June 3, 2013, begins with Sheila Hemphill and her son, Coleman Hemphill, being interviewed on the dangers of smart meters and the legal strategy they employed in Brady,Texas. Their efforts culminated in a recall of the mayor, 2 city council members were replaced.

But in the second half of the video, Curtis Bennett, Chief Science Officer, Thermografix Consulting, talks about expert testimony he has given on the health effects of smart meters. This is a MUST WATCH interview with his disclosure of what is happening to all living things and even non-living things within the smart grid. He addresses the impact on structures within the grid, creating mini earthquakes going on 24/7, damaging the integrity of all structures. Please watch at least the second half of the video and the interview with Curtis Bennett! His interview begins at 29:30 minutes into the video.

“Take Back Your Power: Unveiling the Smart Meter Agenda”, in Fairfield, 7:30 PM, Apr 23 at Fairfield Public Library and Apr 24, at Maharishi School Auditorium

A pre-release screening of the soon to be released film:

Tuesday, April 23: 7:30 PM, Fairfield Public Library

Wednesday, April 24: 7:30 PM, Maharishi K-12 School Auditorium

No admission charge

 See the Trailer:

http://takebackyourpower.net/

This eye-opening documentary feature film investigates the “smart meter” program currently being implemented worldwide by most of the major utility companies.  These devices are being installed often without the consent – and sometimes against the protests – of property owners. The film uncovers alarming issues about health, privacy, property rights, corporate fraud, and the unprecedented vulnerability of the “smart grid”.  Hear from such experts as Bill Vander Zalm (former Premier of British Columbia, CA), Dr. David Carpenter (Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany, B. Blake Levitt (an award-winning science journalist), and many others.  You will gain a deeper understanding of the political and economic forces behind the “smart meter” agenda, as well as resources and proven solutions for how you can protect yourself, your family, your home, and your rights.  Panel discussion to follow the film.

Ordinance and Resolution Banning Smart Meter Installation in Campwood Texas

The City Council of Campwood, TX just passed a city ordinance and resolution banning the installation of smart meters in the city limits.  This is one of the first cities in Texas to do so.  Let’s show outside support by contacting their local government at 830-597-2265!  Let this be one of the first of MANY to come in the state of Texas.

ORDINACE NO. 03-11-13-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF Continue reading

Cell Phone Radiation Lawsuit: Brain Tumor from Years of Cell Phone Use

Cell Phone Radiation Lawsuit Alleges Illinois Man Developed Brain Tumor Following Years of Heavy Cell Phone Use

PRWeb – Sat, Nov 17, 2012

Bernstein Liebhard LLP has filed a cell phone radiation lawsuit on behalf of an Illinois man who developed a brain tumor in his left frontal lobe, allegedly due to years of extensive cell phone use.

An Illinois man and his wife have filed a cell phone radiation lawsuit against several mobile phone manufacturers, after the man was diagnosed with a brain tumor in his left frontal lobe, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. The lawsuit, which was filed on November 6, 2012 in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, alleges that years of heavy mobile phone use and exposure to cell phone radiation, caused the Plaintiff’s brain tumor. (Case No. 0008533-12)

“As evidence of the harmful side effects of cell phone radiation continues to accumulate, we expect that more consumers will pursue similar claims in the near future,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm which is   Continue reading