At the Federal level, according to The Energy
Policy Act of 2005, Section 1252, a congressional act, "smart meters", electric utilities
shall provide such meters to those customers who request them.
Therefore, people should have to "opt in" to “smart” meters. People
who do not want them should not have to "opt out."
If there was a mandate it would be between the
Utilities and Federal Regulators and cannot include a non-contracted third
party, the consumer. It violates the Federal Wiretapping Laws and clearly
builds databases for sale of private information of power usages with the
electrical signature of every appliance and time use in the home.
Arizona Revised Statutes and Arizona
Administrative Code have been ignored and violated by both the ACC and APS,
40-361.B – Every public service
corporation shall furnish and maintain such service, equipment and
facilities as will promote the safety, health, comfort and convenience of
its patrons, employees and the public, and as will be in all respects
adequate, efficient and reasonable.
40-321.A– When the commission finds that
the equipment, appliances, facilities or service of any public service
corporation, or the methods of manufacture, distribution, transmission,
storage or supply employed by it, are unjust, unreasonable, unsafe,
improper, inadequate or insufficient, the commission shall determine what
is just, reasonable, safe, proper, adequate or sufficient, and shall
enforce its determination by order or regulation.
40-202.C.1– Protect the public against
deceptive, unfair and abusive business practices, practices related to
deposit requirements and reconnection fees, intrusive and abusive
marketing, deceptive or untrue advertising practices and practices prohibited
under subsection H of this section.
R14-3-107.A- Filing and service of formal
documents-Formal documents. An original and
three legible copies of all formal documents shall be filed with the
Commission. One copy shall be served on any person who is already a party
to the proceeding. In addition, the Commission may direct that a copy of
any such documents shall be made available by the party filing same to any
person whom the Commission may specify.
R14-2-209.A.1– Each utility, billing entity,
or Meter Reading Service Provider may at its discretion allow for customer
reading of meters.
Additionally, "smart" meters violate
the 4th and 5th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution as well as state
Federal - 4th Amendment U.S. Constitution:
The right of the people to
be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable
searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall
issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and
particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to
Federal - 5th Amendment U.S. Constitution:
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or
otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand
Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia,
when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be
subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor
shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be
deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use,
without just compensation
Preceding the ENERGY
POLICY ACT OF 2005, the 1996 Telecommunications Act removed local control over placement (e.g., in situ) of cell towers.
In 2009, Columbia University’s Law School hosted “Wireless Hazards Conference in 2009,”
Rees, founder of www.ElectromagneticHealth.org; attorney Whitney North Seymour,
Jr., a co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Martin Blank,
PhD, of the Dept. of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University,
a widely published scientist in this field. It examines the issues raised by 'smart' meters.
LAWSUITS & OTHER GROUPS
From Andre Fauteux,Editor
La Maison du 21e siècle magazine
Ste-Adèle (Qc) Canada J8B 3K9
For a complete listing of all known smart meter lawsuits, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with updates or info on new suits. Thank you so much to Stopsmartmeters.org and the Emf Safety Network
Excerpt from the Smart Meter Lawsuits website:
Links on how to file your own lawsuits or complaint:
Another Hawaii case won! 7/26 Engineer and Smart Meter Project Manager FIRED for his opinion that Smart Meters were not safe 7/21
Court cases won in Portland,Maine and Hawaii!!! 7/16
PG&E Execs caught spying! 7/16
HEALTH –Southern California Edison
Plantiff claimed negative health effects after smart meter was installed
(Legal Documents).\SUCCESS!!! The judge ordered the Utilities company pay for health damages or remove the meter!
NEWS FLASH! Also see:
More recent news on smart meter challenges
Customers Sue Edison and PG&E Over Health Effects from Smart meters/Smart grid (May 31 2013)
Class action lawsuit filed against BC Hydro smart meters (July 26 2013)
BC CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL REPORT POINTS TO DAMAGING HEALTH EFFECTS FROM WIRELESS DEVICES (July 15 2013)