Smart meter technology is relatively new and untested. We are being used as the guinea pigs. Fortunately there are many people researching and providing information about their effects on us. This blog is an attempt to provide resources about the meters as well as information specific to Pennsylvania. Use the links in the sidebars to find informative websites, videos, studies and articles that I have found to be helpful, as well as information specific to PA residents. Some links, such as the Amazon store, will potentially bring a minimal amount of money to the site owner, which will be used to fund flyers, etc for spreading the word about smart meters.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Conflict-of-Interest Smart Meter Politicking in Pennsylvania

Catherine J Frompovich
Activist Post

Otto von Bismarck, the conservative Prussian statesman, who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890 [1], supposedly is attributed with saying, “If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made.” How true, especially in the case of the shenanigans that apparently have gone on in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania regarding House Bill 2200 that became Act 129 in 2008.

House Bill 2200 had amendments, and the Freeman Amendment in particular, is discussed in the House Journal. Were Smart Meters (SMs) really mandated or actually supposed to be voluntary, since the history of that bill, according to the House and Senate Journals, seems to indicate something totally different than what is being forced upon electric power company customers like PECO, an Exelon company.

Here’s a brief, but clear account, of the history of PA House Bill 2200 as it worked its way into becoming Act 129 of 2008.
Read the rest of this article at this link.

Monday, November 3, 2014

NaturalHealth365 Podcast - interview with Jim Turner

Program highlights include:

’Smart’ meter warning: The safety of your home is under attack – this program will explain why.

Learn why our current energy distribution system is seriously flawed and falling apart at the seams.

The single MOST IMPORTANT reason why we haven’t solved the energy crisis. No doubt, your local utility company does NOT want you to hear the answer.

Discover the REAL agenda behind the deployment of ‘Smart’ meter technology. You will definitely NOT want to miss this portion of the show!

A SHOCKING admission revealed by a leader in the power industry. This part of the program will forever change your attitude about your local utility company.

Learn how the ‘new age’ of wireless technology is invading your privacy WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE or consent.

Find out why we should STOP ‘assuming’ that public servants (politicians) will solve the energy crisis or any other problem plaguing our society. This podcast will open your eyes to the massive problems posed by wireless technology.

Take time to listen now.- Click here for full article and podcast, or use player below.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

SaskPower (Canada) ordered to remove all smart meters in the province

(see video at above link)

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.
The removal of the smart meters over the next six to nine months will cost around $15 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.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Template for Non-Consent and Removal

 From Take Back Your Power:

This new document process was developed by an awake lawyer in New York, and we are reposting so it is widely available.

You can use it to state and enforce your Non-Consent for a “smart” / “advanced” / “AMI” meter, your demand for removal (if there is a meter where you live) and to notify the recipients that they are liable – in their individual capacity – for all harm caused.

Whether your utility has installed a “smart” meter on your home, or you still have an analog meter, use the document process below to claim and demand your rights.

 Click here for the whole blog post and documents at Take Back Your Power.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

10 facts about RF dangers from Olle Johansson, Ph.D.

via MemoryHole Blog-New Studies Show Health Risks From Wireless Technology

Warnings from the BioInitiative Working Group/ University at Albany, Rensselaer, New York /April 16, 2014

The BioInitiative Working Group says evidence for health risk from wireless tech is growing stronger and warrants immediate action.

The Group released a mid-year update covering new science studies from 2012 to 2014. New studies intensify medical concerns about malignant brain tumors from cell phone use. “There is a consistent pattern of increased risk for glioma (a malignant brain tumor) and acoustic neuroma with use of mobile and cordless phones” says Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD at Orebro University, Sweden, according to studies released in 2012 and 2013. “Epidemiological evidence shows that radiofrequency should be classified as a known human carcinogen. The existing FCC/IEEE and ICNIRP public safety limits are not adequate to protect public health.”

Click here for more.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Upcoming House Committee Hearing

Policy Committee Hearing: Security in Installation of Smart Meters 

Hosted by Rep. Kerry Benninghoff 

Date: April 14, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location: Room G50, Irvis Office Building

The implementation of smart meters into Pennsylvania remains a topic of concern for many homeowners across the Commonwealth. The committee will hear testimony concerning the current safety and security practices regarding installation and further use of these meters.

via Lisa Nancollas