CEP’S SMART METER PROTEST – OCT 4TH ENCINITAS, CA

CENTER FOR ELECTROSMOG PREVENTION WILL SPONSOR A PROTEST

AGAINST SMART METERS THIS THURS. OCT. 4TH, IN ENCINITAS, CA.

When: THURS, OCT. 4TH
Time: 11 AM – 1 PM
Where: corner of Encinitas Blvd and Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA

Directions: See Encinitas Blvd & S Coast Highway 101Encinitas, CA 92024 on Mapquest

From Hwy 5 take Encinitas Blvd Exit 42

Going North on the 5:

1. Take the Encinitas Blvd exit, EXIT 42.

0.2 mi
2. Turn left onto Encinitas Blvd.

  • If you reach I-5 N you’ve gone about 0.2 miles too far
0.5 mi
3. ENCINITAS BLVD & S COAST HIGHWAY 101.

  • Your destination is just past N Vulcan Ave
  • If you are on B St and reach 2nd St you’ve gone a little too far

BRING YOUR SIGNS - STOP SMART METERS, BAN SMART METERS, NO OPT-OUT FEES, WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO HEALTH, WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY

BRING A HAT AND WATER TOO! IT HAS BEEN HOT LATELY!

Background:

What we want: a nationwide ban on smart meters and until then, free opt-outs and elimination of all banks of smart meters, like at apartment complexes

Full list of demands:

Out of concern for the public health and safety…

We demand the following:
1.     Free opt-outs from smart meters
2.     Full disclosure of risks cited by independent experts
3.     Removal of all banks of multiple smart meters (as in apartments/condos)
4.     Do not turn on 2nd radio (Zigbee, for Home Area Network/HAN) as this will increase RF radiation in homes (is scheduled for this winter)
5.     National ban on wireless utility meters
6.     Removal of all wireless from grid
7.     No RF emissions for future technologies
8.     Restore safe analog meters

This local protest will be held as part of the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO STOP SMART UTILITY METERS during “GRIDWEEK”, a national conference in Wash DC promoting the increased use of dangerous and intrusive smart meters.

Our health and privacy are at stake. We all have a smart meter or two on our property, placed there by SDG&E in the past three years. People are reporting illness from these. There is a smart meter opt-out available from SDG&E, provided after vigorous legal challenges at the CPUC that our organization participated in. However, it is for a high fee ($195 for the first year, $120 a year thereafter), set by the utilities and CPUC, despite the fact that state law forbids extra fees for safety or for accommodating medical conditions (1). We want free opt-outs like Vermont has. An opt-out is not enough, as all the smart meters in the neighborhood provide a blanket of dangerous RF radiation, impossible to escape. Dangerous banks of smart meters with even more RF radiation exist where there are apartments and condos, and opting out by one person or a few does nothing to remove the radiation. We want all smart meters banned.

1 smart meter can provide the full cumulative body RF radiation exposure, over time, of up to 160 cell phones (Hirsch). A national doctor association, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, recommends against having a smart meter on one’s property for a wide variety of common medical conditions and even states that the smart meters may be the source of some medical conditions, based on extensive peer-reviewed RF radiation exposure research. Smart meters collect personal data which is shared with other companies and even law enforcement.

More info at www.electrosmogprevention.org and http://lamesa.patch.com//blog_posts/smart-meters-national-call-to-action-oct-4th.

(1) CA Public Utility Code 328.2(b) states: “No customer should have to pay separate fees for utilizing services that protect public or customer safety.”

Code 453. (b) states: “No public utility shall prejudice, disadvantage, or require different rates or deposit amounts from a person because of medical condition”

More at http://www.electrosmogprevention.org/smart-meter-resources-links/ca-state-utility-codes-support-no-opt-out-fees/

Susan Brinchman
Director and Founder, Center for Electrosmog Prevention
P.O. Box 655
La Mesa, CA
91944
director@electrosmogprevention.org
www.electrosmogprevention.org
Smart Meter Dangers http://www.smartmeterdangers.org/
Southern Californians Against Smart Meters
American Coalition Against Smart Meters www.causes.com/acasm
No2SmartMeters@Twitter.com

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