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Smart Meters Unite Consumers, Citizens and Residents from Opposite Backgrounds and Political Affiliations


2.  Smart Meters Unite Consumers, Citizens and Residents
from Opposite Backgrounds and Political Affiliations


Wireless smart meters are bringing together people from all ages and all sorts of backgrounds and professions, as well as various groups and parties that usually have opposing political viewpoints.  The growing opposition against wireless smart meters is uniting Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, environmental health advocates, green-advocates, civil libertarians, independents and Tea Party members.

Oakland Local: "The Green Party of Alameda County's "The Scandal of Smart Meters and PG&E: Beyond the Greenwash," February 1, 2011, http://oaklandlocal.com/event/2011/02/green-party-alameda-countys-scandal-smart-meters-and-pge-beyond-greenwash

Alternet: "Backlash Against Smart Meters: Are the Green Gizmos Really a Threat to Public Health and Privacy?  Smart meters were designed to help reduce energy consumption, but some California residents claim the technology does more harm than good," February 2, 2011, http://www.alternet.org/environment/149764/backlash_against_smart_meters:_are_the_green_gizmos_really_a_threat_to_public_health_and_privacy

New York Times/Environment: "New Electricity Meters Stir Fears," January 30, 2011, http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/science/earth/31meters.html

Cleveland Daily Banner, Tea Party, CU debate SmartMeters," December 2010, http://www.clevelandbanner.com/view/full_story/10509579/article-Tea-Party--CU-debate-SmartMeters

Legal Planet, The Environmental Law and Policy Blog: "Smart Meters and Smart Regulation," August 20, 2010, http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/2010/08/20/smart-meters-and-smart-regulation/


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DISCUSSION OF MAIN CONCERNS: Read these and helpful information about the wireless smart meter issue -- click each of the discussion items below. 

1.  First and Foremost: Are Wireless Meters Mandatory?

2.  Smart Meters Unite Consumers, Citizens and Residents from Opposite Backgrounds and Political Affiliations

3.  Actions Being Taken: What Are Consumers Doing To Protect Their Civil Liberties and Affirm Their Rights to Refuse or Opt Out?

4.  Going Deep: Understanding the Big Picture and Real Costs and Concerns, Helpful News Reports and Consumer Advocacy Reports and Analysis

5.  Smart Meter Consumers Anger Grows Over Higher Utility Bills

6.  Privacy and Security Concerns Still Unresolved

7.  Health Concerns Grow: Consumers Are Getting Sick From Wireless Smart Meters

8.  Consumers Report Public Safety Hazards and Interference Problems

9. Cities and States Outside of California Pull Back

10. Resident Campaigns In Other States

11. Options

12. Lessons Learned: What's Happened in Australia

13. Lessons Learned: Major Problems for Canada

14. Actions You Can Take & Other Helpful Organizations and Websites










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