1) Our colleagues in Maine are fighting to keep the right to keep their analog meters permanently, as per the Public Commission’s Order in 2011. Below is a press release and the Notice of Appeal of a decision made in Dec. 2021 to overturn this opt-out option based on safety, privacy, and security concerns.
Maine Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PUC Spurns Green Meter Solution:
Coalition Appeals to Law Court
In their brief December 21 “deliberation” on the fate of electromechanical or analog opt-out electric meters, three Maine Public Utilities Commissioners were unanimous in their rejection of a previously well-reasoned 2011Commission Order establishing analogs as one of two opt-out choices for citizens concerned over the many problems inherent with smart meters. The other original opt-out choice was a digital smart meter without a radio transceiver. On January 13th the Maine Coalition to Stop Smart Meters appealed the PUC decision to the Maine Supreme Judicial or Law Court.
Concerns with digital smart meters include cyber security issues, constitutional privacy and takings arguments, adverse health effects from the radiofrequency radiation (RFR) that smart meters emit when transmitting, RFR-conducted emissions along building wiring (due to the meter converting alternating current to direct current), susceptibility to power quality issues including harmonics and voltage transients, and propensity to start fires.
2) 5G could not only interfere with altimeters on aircraft but also on some other critical systems, like landing gear. People must support the demands of pilots, crews and airlines to eliminate 5G near airports. Is it going to take a catastrophe before 5G is not allowed near airports?
FAA Sets Rules for Some Boeing 787 Landings Near 5G Service
“Federal safety officials are directing operators of some Boeing planes to adopt extra procedures when landing on wet or snowy runways near impending 5G service because, they say, interference from the wireless networks could mean that the planes need more room to land.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that interference could delay systems like thrust reversers on Boeing 787s from kicking in, leaving only the brakes to slow the plane.
That “could prevent an aircraft from stopping on the runway,” the FAA said….
The FAA said that based on information from Boeing, the 787s might not shift properly from flying to landing mode if there is interference, which could delay the activation of systems that help slow the plane.”
And just a few hours ago an apparent temporary “compromise” after international airlines notified they would not fly into the US, and after major airlines predicted chaos with delays and cancellations. Safety still does not seem to be a paramount concern for the FAA or the telecoms. What is surprising is that the telecoms are blaming the airlines for not “planning for this deployment”. Why can’t the safeguards used in Europe be duplicated in the US?
Wireless carriers to limit 5G near airports after airlines warn of major disruptions
“At our sole discretion we have voluntarily agreed to temporarily defer turning on a limited number of towers around certain airport runways as we continue to work with the aviation industry and the FAA to provide further information about our 5G deployment, since they have not utilized the two years they’ve had to responsibly plan for this deployment,” AT&T said.
Other nations have activated 5G networks and have not seen elevated risks to aviation safety, prompting supporters of the technology to say the airlines’ concerns are overblown. But the FAA, drawing comparisons with France, says there have been safeguards overseas that are not in place in the United States, such as wider buffer areas around airports, lower power transmissions and antennas tilted toward the ground.
3) Virtual reality headsets can cause serious visual problems as well as others associated with having EMF emitted straight into the wearer’s head. Apple’s delay seems to have nothing to do with EMF but rather with heating of the device as it is worn on the head.
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Apple’s mixed-reality headset could be delayed yet again
“Apple’s first VR/AR headset risks being delayed until 2023 and a planned unveiling at WWDC 2022 could be pushed back after development snags related to overheating, cameras and software. Company is still building support into iOS 16 and many more details: https://t.co/CF5qyluzLE
There are numerous reasons for the setback, says Gurman. One is related to the device overheating, which is perhaps unsurprising considering it is rumored to use a dual-chip setup that rivals the MacBook Pro in terms of power. All that juice so close to a user’s head has to be carefully managed to avoid discomfort, and apparently Apple isn’t quite there yet.”
Dear EMF Leaders,
As you may know, New Hampshire, USA, is the the first government in our nation to do an independent investigation into the EMF science, document the conflicts of interest with the federal agencies and industry, and make recommendations to inform the public and transition to safer technology. See New Hampshire Legislative Report on EMF/5G.
Now New Hampshire is introducing its first bill to begin acting on those recommendations. They’ve decided to start with a 500 meter setback for new infrastructure installations plus a registry to document harm. See HB1644.
As the lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission by the Environmental Health Trust and Children’s Health Defense taught us, it is critical to build the public record should legal action be required if public servants fail to do their jobs.
I am asking that each of you take a few minutes between now and Tuesday to submit a statement for the record in New Hampshire. Please submit it to:
Patrick Abrami <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Gary Woods <Gary.Woods@leg.state.nh.us>, Denise Ricciardi <Denise.Ricciardi@leg.state.nh.us>, HouseScienceTechnologyandEnergy@leg.state.nh.us; MA4SafeTech@gmail.com
Why NH is Different
– NH legislators do not get paid. They receive a $100 stipend each year, and taxes are taken out of that.
– They have not taken a raise since 1889
– Their state slogan is Live Free or Die
– A legislator indicated to me that probably 75% of the legislators are in it to do the right thing.
Those seem to be pretty good odds. Please submit a statement for the public record and let’s see what we can do. Our efforts in NH may ripple out to where you are too.
A friend shared a quote with me yesterday, “Perfect is the enemy of done.” Please just do what you can with the time you can spare for this request. Even if it’s just five minutes.
Please let me know if you have any questions I can help with.
With deep gratitude,
Cecelia (Cece) Doucette, MTPW, BA
A follow-up from Cece, asking for our help in providing statements. Even if you weren’t able to do before today, it’s not too late. If you have something significant to say, I’m sure Cece would appreciate receiving it.
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” Martin Luther King, Jr.