The AMI Smart Meter ‘vigoro’ currently is hitting the bureaucratic fan BIG time in Pennsylvania and citizens really are distraught. Since I happen to be the researcher for Pennsylvania Smart Meter Awareness (PASMA) and also have a highly publicized pro se case for refusing an AMI Smart Meter on medical reasons before the PA PUC, I get phone calls and emails daily from Pennsylvanians ready to pull out their hair regarding the harassment they receive from electric utility companies telling them their electric service will be turned off by a certain date if they do not submit to the retrofit of an AMI Smart Meter. Furthermore, if the service is turned off, it will cost in excess of $1600 to reconnect!
The ironic part about this harassment is their electric bills are paid in full with no balances due either!
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The folks, who phone and email, tell stories that their spouses have cancer and can’t be subjected to the EMFs/RFs that AMI SMs emit. Others tell of their autistic children for whom they fear will be compromised further by EMFs affecting brain and central nervous system functions. Still others tell of having experienced strokes or have implanted pace makers and the idea of being subjected to EMFs that could interfere with the device frightens them beyond belief. Then there are others who, after researching what AMI SMs do, i.e., surveillance of each home and the appliances in it, decide they don’t want to be subjected to surveillance and all the sinusoidal waves (“dirty electricity”) in the gigahertz range AMI SMs place on copper electric wires inside house walls. They really get the living daylights scared out of them when they realize house wiring is built to handle only 60Hz whereas AMI SMs send gigahertz ranges of 2.4 GHz or higher over those wires.
Many folks question and fear fire hazards, and rightfully so. And then, there are those unfortunate folks who are electromagnetically hypersensitive (EHS) or what the medical profession designates as “idiopathic environmental intolerance” (IEI), and still PA state agencies don’t recognize those medical issues and address them properly! Where’s the law in all of this that is to protect citizens from harm?
The above stories touch only the very tip of the AMI SM debacle and problems the PA PUC created for Pennsylvanians by rewriting HB2200 and the regulations for Act 129 to reflect what the PA PUC believed the state legislature passed into law, when in reality an OPT-IN Bill/Law was enacted!
The folks, who phone and email, tell stories that their spouses have cancer and can’t be subjected to the EMFs/RFs emitted by an AMI smart meter…
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