Monthly Archives: September 2012

“Smart” meters are being installed in Sarasota County: What to do if you wish to REFUSE?

Coalition for Health, Against Smart Meters (CHASM) suggests that you do ALL THREE of the following things… Please note: this is NOT legal advice. The reason we suggest that you do ALL three things is that, purposely or not, FPL … Continue reading

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Ex-FPL employee alleges nuclear plant decision led to retaliation

[COMMENT: FPL, the target of this lawsuit, is the same company touting the purported “benefits” of “smart” meters…] http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/print-edition/2012/09/21/ex-fpl-employee-alleges-nuclear-plant.html South Florida Business Journal by Paul Brinkmann, Reporter Date: Friday, September 21, 2012, 6:00am EDT A former operations manager at the … Continue reading

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Lakeland Electric Customers Can Opt Out of New Meters

http://www.theledger.com/article/20120913/news/120919634 EXCERPT: Utility officials had resisted an opt-out program for months and said they planned to require every customer to have a smart meter. But the utility backtracked after increasing concerns from customers across the country and in Lakeland about … Continue reading

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“Smart” Meter Lawsuits Multiplying:

http://stopsmartmeters.org/2012/04/13/smart-meter-lawsuits-multiplying/ Angry about injuries or losses sustained from a smart meter? Take the utility to court. Submit your complaint today at Smart Meter Help http://www.smartmeterhelp.com/ to get the ball rolling, and/ or contact a lawyer. In addition to the lawsuits … Continue reading

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National Day of Action to Stop Smart Meters October 4th!!

From ActionDaytoStopSmartMeters.Org: [Download this release as .pdf here: http://microwavechasm.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Action-day-against-Smart-MetersFL.pdf ] NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION CALLED AGAINST ‘SMART’ METERS AND GRID Recent Fires in Illinois, Pennsylvania Add Urgency to Calls for Moratorium WASHINGTON, DC– Citing thousands of instances of ‘smart’ meter … Continue reading

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HAZARD! A Few Questions to Ask Yourself Before a “Smart” Meter is Installed on Your Home…

Electric utility-industry propaganda and promotional materials certainly are slick! They make the “smart” meters seem so wonderful! However, if you consider yourself to be a “smart” person, CHASM hopes you will ask yourself these questions about the “smart” meter installers … Continue reading

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Fairfield, Iowa residents win total victory in fight against wireless water meters

SUMMARY: Great news, from Fairfield, Iowa! The Fairfield group has won a total victory in its fight against wireless water meters:  http://fairfield-ia.villagesoup.com/news/story/city-to-halt-plan-for-radio-read-water-meters/899422?cid=2085344.  The city is going to reimburse citizens for opt-out fees, remove wireless meters upon request at no cost, … Continue reading

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[Florida] WHY DO ELECTRIC BILLS INCREASE AFTER INSTALLATION OF A “SMART” METER?

High start-up currents from motors like refrigerator compressors are averaged out by Analog meters, but “smart” meters record them. Also, bad calibration, electric arcing and malfunction can raise your bill. Some suspect the changeover to “s”-meters masks a covert rate … Continue reading

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Floridians: PREVENT “Smart” Meter Fires by REFUSING “Smart” Meter Installation!

Floridians: Don’t Let this Happen To You! REFUSE the “Smart” Meters! Help Me Howard: FPL Smartmeter: http://www.wsvn.com/features/articles/helpmehoward/MI92249/ West Palm Beach, Florida: Man Claims Fire caused by “Smart” Meter: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/local_news/youreport/youreporter-claims-fire-caused-by-smart-meter#ixzz1m7KriWfb%20 S. Florida: Some homeowners worry installing new ‘smart meters’ could spark … Continue reading

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[Florida!] Former CIA Director calls Smart Grid Really Stupid

Thalia Assuras from EnergyNow.com sat down with former CIA Director James Woolsey to discuss the current state of the nation’s electric grid and its vulnerabilities. Woolsey says the federal government’s oversight of grid security is inadequate and attacks on the … Continue reading

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