Pennsylvania Smart Meter Awareness * PASMA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6-18-15
Contact: Tom McCarey
WHY IS PECO SENDING OUT SHUT-OFF NOTICES WHEN IT’S NOT DOING WHAT
THE PA LEGISLATURE VOTED FOR IN 2008?
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.
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
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
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
What’s a threatened utility customer to do?
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
> *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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, Liberty Resources at 215-634-2000. Or, Disabled in Action of PA, Inc. at 215-627-7255.
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 email@example.com 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 .
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.