- Plans are underway to recall BC MLAs in various ridings in BC. Certainly MLAs such as Bill Bennett, who has shown nothing but contempt for the public and his constituents, should be (but isn’t yet) one facing such scrutiny. You can learn about what is going on and participate at this site: http://bccitizensrecall.com/?page_id=18
- Cell tower proposed for West Kelowna, in a “visually sensitive area”. What about people and wildlife?
- From a member, with a recommendation for use of this excellent youtube:
I just reviewed this excellent video of Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt MD from Seattle. Awesome!
He is a teacher of medicine in Canada, US and Europe and considered by many a medical superstar.
He explains in simple medical terms that is perfect for laypersons to understand, how the body functions are compromised by RF and EMF fields and what can be done to mitigate the negative health issues. Dr. Klinghardt is also a certified building biologist.
Since half of his patients are children. He explains how mothers and their children’s health can be severely compromised by modern electronic technologies, including smart meters.
As I watched it occurred to me, this would be perfect for presentations. Even people who are not comfortable speaking or are new to this subject can present this to any audience, as no further explanations are necessary. All that is required is to press play and perhaps pause the video once in a while, for the audience to take in the information.
This would be good to send to anyone, including politicians or government bureaucrats.
- Based upon concerns raised across North America regarding health, privacy and billing increases, Oklahoma Utilities Committee voted unanimously to not allow the installation of a Smart meter unless the customer requests it.
“At the end of the day, this is about property owners having the right to determine what is installed on their own property. One of our primary jobs in the Legislature is to protect the property rights of citizens and provide disclosure and transparency.”
Mr. Bennett, these comments you made on Thursday, Feb 19,2015 go to show how much you think of the people and democratic processes of this province. How dare you mock the opposition party and the people of this province with these words. You, sir, are the one being mocked by the good people of this province because of your pompous attitude and your refusal to listen to any one but yourself.
“One of the things that I wanted, as Energy Minister, to do was to find a way for people who didn’t want the new meters to keep their older meters — a lot of them were analog (can’t spell either) meters — and so we did that. After you were forced to We came up with a way for people to not have to take the smart meter, which is a digital meter with a radio, and that was all good. Yes, but you still let BC Hydro harass and intimidate customers who did not want the Smart Meter installed on their homes.
What B.C. Hydro said was, yes, they could keep their old meters, but it means that we’re going to have to have a different system for tracking the electricity that’s being used. A system that was already in place for many many years and did not need to be changed There will have to be some real people actually go out and read these meters, and there’s a cost to that. Funnily enough the cost of a person reading our meters was always included in the our bills. So we said: “Okay, well, there’s a cost to that. You had no right to tell BC hydro to double bill us for something that we were already paying for You go to the BCUC, and you ask the BCUC whether the cost you have estimated is reasonable or not.” B.C. Hydro did that, and the BCUC said that what B.C. Hydro was currently charging for keeping your old meter was reasonable. Of course the BCUC said that the charge was Okay because your government had taken away the power of the BCUC with all the directives issued to stifle them. The BCUC is supposed to be a independent body not overseen by the government but you people think you have the right to interfere in the democratic process of this province.
I know that the members on the other side are great believers in the BCUC. I hear it all the time how they think we should take matters to the BCUC, so I’m sure that they all support these fees that are being charged to people for the old meters.” Sir, you are a supercilious idiot. The other side does not want the government to ride rough shod over the people of BC. Most do not support the fees and of course you can make a ridiculous statement such as this because you are part of a gang of thieves who took away the power of the BCUC.
I am so tired of the way your government thinks they can just go against the laws of this province and do as they want. I can assure you that as a supporter of the Liberal party for many years I am no longer as I know several others are no longer as well. Can hardly wait to see the lot of you voted out of office.
Please read from the bottom up.
Dear Ms. Bellringer,
As the Auditor General of our province, I believe it is of utmost importance that you be aware of legal developments in California concerning alleged corruption and collusion in the deployment of their smart meter program. Therefore, I am forwarding to you a copy of this email and article that I sent to BC Hydro VP Greg Reimer, and others, concerning this matter.
There are MANY parallels in B.C. as to how the smart meter program has been handled here. The tactics and mindset behind BC Hydro’s smart meter program are almost a perfect replica of what has been happening in the USA. So far, the executives at BC Hydro and the leadership in the BC Liberal Party have been MOST unresponsive to the many, many complaints from thousands of British Columbians about the numerous serious concerns and problems with smart meters. In fact, the wall of denial, obfuscation, and deflection has been completely impenetrable, and many people continue to suffer with health issues as well as economically because of this program.
The BC Utilities Commission is also complicit in this debacle. The 2010 Clean Energy Act and Direction No. 4 (2013) effectively prevented the BCUC from doing its job as a regulator charged with ensuring fair and safe delivery of electricity to all British Columbians. The BCUC was prevented (by the Clean Energy Act) from independently reviewing and assessing the efficacy of the smart meter program when it was first being proposed, and (by Direction No. 4) from independently reviewing and assessing the fairness and appropriateness of BC Hydro’s proposed “legacy fees” for people wishing to opt out of the program. Never has the BCUC contested this unethical muzzling by the government, and the general public continues to be blithely unaware of this contemptible behavior by our government in shutting down our regulator. We have no one left to protect us from the ravages of a “crown” corporation that has gone rogue, aided and abetted by our government.
These allegations and statements may strike you as extreme and inflammatory. However, after what we smart meter objectors have been subjected to, my comments are anything but — we are frustrated and betrayed, and have no one to turn to who will listen. Perhaps you will.
Incidentally, you probably are already aware that very similar issues exist in Ontario (indeed, in nearly all jurisdictions around the globe where smart meters are being “introduced”). Recently the Auditor General of that province issued a scathing report of the flawed financing and dubious benefits of that province’s program. I believe very similar issues reside with this province’s program.
Sincerely, and hoping you will take these concerns to heart, on behalf of thousands of British Columbians,
Sent: February 23, 2015 8:39 PM
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Subject: Could this be coming to a utility near you?
Dear Mr. Reimer and the BCUC Board of Directors,
I believe the following article will of interest to you, as it holds tremendous implications for all of you.
As you may already know, there is an important investigation underway in California over what Pacific Gas and Electric executives and California Public Utilities Commission directors knew about the dangers and many problems with the smart meter program launched in California by PG&E in 2008. It seems fairly certain there was large-scale collusion and conspiracy involved in the deployment of this program, which was done in a manner very similar to BC Hydro’s methods.
I have written you many times about the deceptive, aggressive, secretive tactics used by BC Hydro in its smart meter deployment. I won’t itemize the details of this again here. I just wanted you to be sure you are aware of the serious train wreck for which the California program is heading.
I predict that something similar will eventually surface here in BC. BC Hydro and the Liberal Government of this province cannot forever hold back the truth about smart meters’ many problems, the utterly contemptible way this program has been foisted upon the unsuspecting citizens of BC, and the complete disdain shown by both industry and government for the many people who have tried to communicate their health issues and profound concerns over smart meters. There has been conspiracy and collusion in BC as well as in California!
And though the BCUC has been placed in a straight jacket by the Liberals and has not been able to do its job in protecting fairness and pubic safety in the operations of our provincial utility, it, too, will be implicated in the wrong doing. Never has there been one peep from the BCUC about how it has been completely neutered. You have a moral duty to let the public know that you are no longer able to act in our best interests, and that our safety may have been severely compromised by your inability to assess and monitor the smart meter program.
Better clean up your email files!
13 February 2015 at 1:35am
Evidence has now been made public of illegal actions and collusion between former California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey and utility PG&E, as criminal investigations continue.
As part of a federal and state investigation into what appears to be systemic corruption involving former senior executives at PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission, 65,000 emails have been publicly released, revealing collusion and conspiracy.
Former commission president Michael Peevey and former PG&E Vice President Brian Cherry are wishing investigators would have been kept in the dark. The pair privately discussed problems with so-called “smart” meters, violating their own rules of procedure while admitting to health harm and overbilling problems – which several thousand Californians had been warning about since 2008.
Details continue to surface, as press and researchers continue to delve into the mountain of collusion.
It is perhaps justly ironic that we now see, made public, the private email correspondence of those who have teamed up to deploy technology which, according to a 2012 US Congressional Research report, facilitates unprecedented in-home surveillance.
Here are some highlights from their correspondence:
1) Peevey knew – since 2010 – that “smart” meters can cause physical harm.
And he believed PG&E should do something about it, albeit “quietly”. However, instead of regulating the utility to ensure public safety, he deferred his lawful duty to PG&E – the entity causing the harm.
From a 2010 email:
“Peevey wanted PG&E to keep it quiet,” writes Sandi Maurer, Director of the EMF Safety Network. “He didn’t want other customers, or the rest of the world to know there’s a problem with smart meters causing customers pain.”
2) Peevey said after a “smart” meter was installed on his vacation home, his bill more than doubled.
Sunday’s LA Times reported this one. “Obviously something is wrong,” Peevey wrote to Cherry in 2011. “I would like an explanation.”
PG&E reacted immediately to perform a “deep dive investigation” into the billing situation at the 3,118-square-foot Sea Ranch home on the Northern California coast.
There have been tens of thousands of billing complaints in California, revealing a widespread, systemic overbilling problem which appears to be the case everywhere “smart” meters are installed.
3) Peevey and Cherry colluded to permanently delay hearings until the “smart” meter rollout was completed.
As noted in EMF Safety Network’s January 22 appeal for rehearing, an email from Cherry to Tom Bottorff – a senior VP who left in disgrace but received $1.1M in severance pay – outlines the CPUC conspiracy to delay “smart” meter hearings until all “smart” meters had already been installed:
“Mike [Peevey, the CPUC president] grumbled about the CCSF PFM [City and County of San Francisco Petition for Modification] and the folks in Sebastopool [sic] who want to delay SmartMeter implementation. He implied that this wasn’t going to happen and that by the time the Commission got around to acting on it, we would have installed all of our meters.”
In fact, not all of the “smart” meters have been installed in California – as thousands of customers have refused and 57 local governments don’t want them – and there are now obvious issues with those that were installed.
Thanks to multi-year efforts of advocate groups like EMF Safety Network and StopSmartMeters!, the cat is now out of the bag as to how dangerous and corrupt the grand plans of people like Michael Peevey have been. The CPUC and PG&E knew that people were being harmed and they colluded to silence the truth.
The story continues to unfold
We encourage you to stay tuned as more revelations come out by the day. With the judge-shopping scandal, ex-Commissioner Peevey’s home computers, hard drives and smart phones were seized in January by investigators. This has already led to more evidence of collusion in the multi-billion dollar bailout of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in 2013.
As utility and political leaders from around the country toasted Michael Peevey last night on a “job well done”, truth advocates will continue to sift through emails. We can only guess what will be revealed in the coming months. However, it appears that it won’t be a comfortable retirement for those who broke their own rules and brushed aside safety in order to push through the multi-billion dollar boondoggle that is the wireless “smart” grid.
About the authors
Jeromy Johnson runs a leading EMF website that helps families find solutions to reduce electromagnetic pollution in their lives. He has an advanced degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering and has worked in Silicon Valley for 15 years. Nearly four years ago he became electro-hypersensitive (EHS) after sleeping next to a bank of wireless smart meters. Through the process of regaining his health, he has discovered how to use technology and create living environments in ways that are conducive to good health. You can learn more at his website www.emfanalysis.com