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Hi Dan, I was at the open house last night and agree completely with Sandra. I asked Dr. Asher about the precautionary principle and why SCL isn’t following that. His answer was that “the U.S. isn’t using that model any more.” So the ethical justification for dropping this important principle is essentially based on where our corporate-capitalist American model has taken us – the dollar comes first and people’s lives come second? Everyone’s doing it, so therefore it is okay? These are not valid moral justifications but a sidestepping of ethical responsibility based upon expediency and corporate groupthink which establishes [&hellip

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  This article is amazing for it’s inane – ness!! It is the only thing  I have ever found announcing the arrival of the PSE smart meters, which were all installed by 2012. This article is noteworthy as, in 1999 when the article was written, the writer heralds the arrival of the “smart meter”. However, for some reason, PSE and  local city governments installing the technology,  currently insist that we do not have “smart meters”. There are many other wonderful words that have taken the place of the word “Smart meter:  AMR, wireless meters, radio wave meters… etc. So – [&hellip

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Discover the Controversy Behind Smart Meters and the Unknown Hidden Health Dangers that the Utility Industry is Covering Up – an article in the Seattle PI by EMFNews.org http://www.seattlepi.com/business/press-releases/article/Discover-the-Controversy-Behind-Smart-Meters-and-4299716.php Timeline for Seattle City Light rollout. Go to  seattle city light website and type smart meters http://www.seattle.gov/light/in their search window you can pull out the presentation which lays out the time line for 480,000 meter roll-out  – 2014-2016. Sounds like they are planning it full force for next year. Still no mention of opt-out policy

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As Seattle City Light switches to new “smart” meters, privacy and health advocates get charged up. Coming soon to a house near yours—well, actually it’s coming to your house, if you live within the purview of Seattle City Light—an advanced electricity metering system that will make you very happy (according to City Light) and very sad (according to privacy and health activists in other areas where this technology has been deployed).  http://www.seattlemag.com/article/seattles-smart-meter-switch

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