Template – For Lodging a Formal Complaint Against the Installation of Smart Meters

http://www.utc.wa.gov/consumers/Pages/ComplaintSubmitted.aspx would be our version of the Public Service Commission? I lodged a complaint in no uncertain terms using this language:
This is a formal complaint against the installation of smart meters on  my home including water and electric. They are proven to damage health–the World Health Organization calls them a Class 2B Carcinogen in the same class as lead, diesel, chloroform, and HIV. They are a proven surveillance tool http://blog.sfgate.com/energy/2013/06/20/is-your-smart-meter-spying-on-you/ They can be easily hacked and also have caused 1000 house fires. They send personal data to third parties: insurance companies, manufacturers, and corporations. They are proven to save no energy, the householder’s bills spike, there is no benefit to the environment rather the opposite–with a negative affect on bees and pollinators and plants, even on building materials. They violate my Fourth Amendment right by searching my person and home without warrant or probable cause. I do not give consent to the installation  of any smart meter on my home, be it for water or electricity. The Energy Policy Act of 2005, passed by Congress, stated that smart meters would not be mandated or forced on people, only “offered.” I look to you to call a halt to all smart meter installation in the state of Washington.
Thank you.
Virginia Leinart
My City Manager,Dan McKeen, representing the City Council and City Public Works wrote to me: “The current City policy is to not allow customer to ‘opt out’ of the advanced meter installation.”
I hold my City accountable for this decision and I expect them to listen to the public outcry, immediately call a halt to the smart meter installations, and study independent research on smart meters. I call them to ban smart meters from our city as cities and counties and states across the USA have done, also British Columbia municipalities.
I urge you all to lodge a complaint, if this is the appropriate place to do it. If not, please let us know where to send our complaint in WA state and in our county, other than to the City of PA Council members and Dept. of Public Works.
And, I urge you all to write letters to the editor of the Peninsula Daily News  http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/section/pdncontact at this address letters@peninsuladailynews.com  even if fewer and fewer read it anymore—make sure to add many comments to their online edition when any news appears online related to utilities and smart meters. The new Director of Public Works article in the PDN (see Thursday edition?) looks like an opportunity to comment on our utilities. http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/ At least the news was posted on the City’s website. http://www.cityofpa.us/news.htm  It should show up soon in the PDN.

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