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Fri Nov 4 2011PG&E Begins Removing 'Smart' Meters Due to Health Effects
Fri Nov 4 2011Widening Call Across State for Return of Analog Meters
Santa Cruz, Calif. — Just as PG&E enters the final phase of its deployment of wireless “smart” meters in California, the largest of the state’s Investor Owned Utilities (IOU’s) has reversed course, quietly beginning to replace the ‘smart’ meters of those reporting health impacts with the old analog version. Consumer rights and health groups immediately seized on the news, demanding that millions of Californians unhappy with their new wireless meters get their analogs returned immediately at no cost.
‘Smart’ meters are new wireless utility meters being installed as part of the “smart” grid initiative, spearheaded by technology firms and backed by the Obama administration and the Department of Energy. Promises ranging from lower utility bills to enhanced renewable generation capacity have failed to materialize, with widespread reports of higher bills, privacy violations, fires and explosions, and commonly reported health impacts such as headaches, nausea, tinnitus, and heart problems associated with powerful wireless transmissions. Widely disparate political groups — from members of the Green Party to the Tea Party and Occupy protesters have attacked the program, and dozens of grassroots organizations have sprouted up over the past several months to fight what they call an undemocratic, unconstitutional and dangerous assault on people in their own homes and neighborhoods. Dozens of people have been detained or arrested for peaceful civil disobedience and even simply speaking out against deployments.
Read more | Stop Smart Meters! | previous coverage: “Wise Up to ‘Smart’ Meters” Emergency Santa Cruz Townhall Forum
Sen. Leno, SF Health Plan, Health Plan of San Mateo Celebrate Medi-Cal's 50th Anniversary Tuesday Oct 25th 2:39 PM
Proposition 57: A Vote For Justice (1 comment) Sunday Oct 23rd 10:24 AM
Davis City Council Passes Resolution Backing Standing Rock Friday Oct 21st 1:49 PM
Termination of Street Spirit newspaper threatens the homeless Thursday Oct 20th 5:58 PM
Inspector General says Reclamation wasted $32.2 million on Klamath irrigators Thursday Oct 20th 3:50 PM
Yvette Felarca Defense at Berkeley School Board (1 comment) Thursday Oct 20th 5:26 AM
Update on Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Schools and Child Daycare Centers Wednesday Oct 19th 4:07 PM
Renter protections on the ballot in November to look for (1 comment) Tuesday Oct 18th 6:01 PM
Solidarity with San Quintín Farmworkers at Driscoll’s Distribution Center in Aromas, CA Monday Oct 17th 10:03 AM
Standing with San Quintin Farmworkers & Boycott Driscoll's 10-15-2016 Sunday Oct 16th 1:15 AMMore Local News...
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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Plants, Monarchs From Toxic New Pesticide Tuesday Oct 11th 3:52 PM
El Cajon Police Return Medical Cannabis - Another Success for the Patient Community Monday Oct 10th 8:14 AM
ACLU of San Diego Statement on El Cajon Police Department’s Video Release Thursday Oct 6th 7:13 PM
Historic Law to Rein in Asset Forfeiture Abuse, Paving Way for Other States Saturday Oct 1st 10:50 PM
Nuclear Shutdown News September 2016 Thursday Sep 29th 3:02 PM
San Diego Violates Fluoridation Law, Legal Action Taken (3 comments) Tuesday Sep 20th 4:54 AM
College seeks input form Native American community Friday Sep 16th 4:58 PM
Is Wells Fargo an on-going criminal enterprise? (4 comments) Monday Sep 12th 6:08 AM
Lawsuit Filed to Protect Sea Life From Ocean Acidification, Climate Change Thursday Sep 8th 4:49 PM
Senator Ben Allen Nominated for Presidential Champions of Change Award Thursday Sep 1st 8:33 AMMore Global News...
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California Investigating Wells Fargo for Criminal Identity Theft Friday Oct 21st 10:46 AM
Pacifica KPFK Motion To Protest Arrest Of Journalists Covering Dakota Access Pipe Line Sunday Oct 16th 1:47 PM
Friendship Wednesday Oct 5th 5:58 PM
SEIU 221 And Mark Leno In San Diego In "Collusion" With County Government? Saturday Oct 1st 3:36 AM
How messed up is California’s charter school sector? You won’t believe how much. Friday Sep 9th 9:20 AM
Marcus Mosiah Garvey Birthday Celebration ~ Sacramento, CA Saturday Aug 13th 12:11 PM
California State Legislature debates the Negro Exclusion Bill ~ Juneteenth 2016 Tuesday Jun 14th 10:28 PM
Justin Vineyards criticized for clear-cutting oaks (2 comments) Saturday Jun 11th 4:06 PM
6/7/16 End of Act 1 of Staged Presidential Election Wednesday Jun 8th 6:48 AM
Soldier Victims Of Illegal Immoral Wars Promoted By Hillary Clinton Saturday Jun 4th 10:55 AMOpen Newswire...
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