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.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Public hearing on Act 129 - Sept. 1, 2015 at 1PM

Dear Pennsylvania Residents:
As you probably know, utility companies are retrofitting AMI Smart Meters which place non-ionizing radiation into your homes electrical wires (and YOU), which also will monitor what's going on in the house: anything from working appliances to what's on TV to even causing a brown out or turning off your electricity IF they want to!

Penna, unfortunately, has no opt-out provisions in Act 129 that every utility company is legally using to make you have an SM on your house for electricity, natural gas and water meters!  Other states have opt-out provisions.

However, there are several bills in the PA state legislature to provide opt-outs, but Rep. Godshall, who chairs the Consumer Affairs Comm., will not release them for a vote because he knows they will be passed and he's apparently holding the line for utility companies' interests.  He's killed several opt-out bills in the past!

Sept. 1, 2015 at 1PM, Godshall is holding a public hearing on Act 129, which by the way is ILLEGAL since it was passed with NO mandates for SMs, but the PA PUC rewrote the law when it wrote the implementation regulations for SMs in PA.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
1:00 PM
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Public hearing - Act 129 Requirement for electric distribution companies to meet certain energy efficiency benchmarks.
Room 140
Main Capitol
Many consumers, who have been taken to the ALJ court of the PA PUC by PECO for refusing SMs, will be attending that public meeting.  We'd like to see as many PA consumers as possible jam the hearing room to register our protests about Smart Meters:
their radiation and its non-thermal health effects, surveillance of our homes, lives, and appliances, PLUS Rep. Godshall's determination to not let opt-out bills come up for a vote, thereby indirectly deprives U.S. citizens of their right to redress and due process.Please plan on attending the meeting and let your voice be heard.
Thank you!
Catherine J Frompovich / PASMA member
Pennsylvania Smart Meter Awareness * PASMA

Friday, June 19, 2015

PASMA SmartMeters Press Release #14

Pennsylvania Smart Meter Awareness * PASMA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6-18-15

Contact: Tom McCarey      
Telephone: 610-687-7607

WHY IS PECO SENDING OUT SHUT-OFF NOTICES WHEN IT’S NOT DOING WHAT
THE PA LEGISLATURE VOTED FOR IN 2008?

 Almost daily, PASMA is hearing from PECO customers that they are receiving notices their electricity will be cut off if PECO is not permitted to install an AMI Smart Meter (SM) that emits radiofrequency non-ionizing radiation (RF), has caused untold house fires in the Philadelphia area and around the country—including fire deaths, and causes health problems because of the microwaves that are emitted.

Microwaves are dangerous to one’s health, but that fact is downplayed by PECO and the PA Public Utility Commission (PA PUC), who should know better, in favor of much older, skewed ‘science’. Customers with disabilities, multiple chemical sensitivities, cancer, heart disease, etc. are at greater health risks—so are young, growing children and, in particular, in utero fetuses!

Since the PA PUC deliberately misinterpreted HB2200 when it became PA Act 129 (2008) and set utility implementation regulations that SMs are mandatory, which the PA state legislature did NOT want, PASMA and PA citizens consider PECO’s, the PA PUC’s and especially PA State Representative Robert Godshall’s actions as legislative overreach, breaching democratic principles of governance, and illegal—plus prosecutable if only the “old boys’ network’ would stop working in favor of vested interests at all levels regarding Smart Meters.

Pennsylvanians are fed up with Godshall’s sitting on SM opt-out bills in the PA House Consumer Affairs Committee. He allowed several bills to die in the last session and now that three new ones (HB394, HB395, HB396) are up in the committee he chairs, he is refusing to call them for a vote.
He’s told everyone either allow an SM to be installed or get a generator! Furthermore, Godshall’s told others that he will NEVER call SM opt-out bills for a vote by the committee.

To help PA utility customers, there are numerous PA state house members who have co-sponsored those opt-out bills since they realize the totally wrong direction the PA PUC and utility companies, in particular PECO who is buying up electric companies around the country, have taken in mandating SMs on every PA house and commercial building. Numerous states have SM legal opt-outs, plus opposition to SMs is growing around the country and around the globe, since SMs are a part of the global UN Agenda 21.

What’s a threatened utility customer to do?
 1. Attend the Press Conference in front of Rep. Godshall’s Hatfield office to let him know how wrong he is in his totalitarian-style of legislating and representing Pennsylvanians. Don’t forget to bring your protest signs!
> *DATE:* Tuesday, June 23, 2015
> *TIME:* 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
> *LOCATION:* Across the street from Representative Robert Godshall's Office located at
 1702 Cowpath Rd, Hatfield, PA 19440 [not far off Rte. 309 North of Lansdale]
2. Folks with disabilities may want to contact the following for help in getting an American with Disabilities Act waiver with the PA PUC/PECO: The Disability Rights Network of PA, Philadelphia office at 215-238-8070, Fax 215-772-3126, Email drnpa-phila@drnpa.org. Or, Liberty Resources at 215-634-2000. Or, Disabled in Action of PA, Inc. at 215-627-7255.
 3. Others who don’t want and fear SM hazards, including surveillance and reporting of appliance electric power usage inside your home to others, including third parties, and/or the ability to turn off your ‘smart’ appliances, may want to contact Governor Tom Wolf’s aid, Lyn McDonnell, in his Philadelphia office at lymcdonnell@pa.gov to let the Governor know how you feel about illegal PA law, Act 129 of 2008.
 4. Every Pennsylvanian should contact his or her Pennsylvania State Legislator in Harrisburg http://www.legis.state.pa.us/ to get SM opt-out legislation passed in Pennsylvania. Not everyone can handle RFs and EMFs from SMs. Here’s what the American Association of Environmental Medicine says about Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Exposure https://aaemonline.org/pdf/AAEMEMFmedicalconditions.pdf .


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If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with a member of PASMA, please call Tom McCarey at 610-687-7607.

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.
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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

 http://globalnews.ca/news/1483134/saskpower-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.

via  http://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2014/07/30/breaking-saskpower-ordered-remove-smart-meters-province/

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.