Press Releases

Stop Smart Meters! works with the mainstream and independent media in order to inform the public about the risks of unrestrained wireless technology, and to convey stories of how people’s rights are being violated by the utility and telecommunications industries.  If you’d like to arrange an interview, please send a request to info[at]stopsmartmeters[dot]org

Following are links to our past press releases and media advisories:

July 21st, 2010:  City of Scotts Valley to Vote on Smart Meter Moratorium Tonight

Aug. 25th, 2010: Santa Cruz Cty. Residents To Protest Forced Smart Meter Installations

Aug. 26th, 2010: Protesters Halt Smart Meter Installation In Santa Cruz County

Aug. 30th, 2010: Protests Halt the ‘Smart’ Meter In Santa Cruz Cty. For 3rd Day In A Row

Sept. 2nd 2010: Health Questions Loom Over CPUC Release Of ‘Smart’ Meter Report

Oct. 27th 2010: North Bay Residents To Protest Pg&E’s Forced Smart Meter Installations

Nov. 8th 2010: Director of PG&E’s Smart Meter Program Caught Falsifying his Identity

Nov. 16th 2010: Health Advocates Invite PG&E CEO Darbee to Wireless Summit

Dec. 29th 2010: Smart Meter Showdown in West Marin: Two Moms Arrested

Jan. 7th 2011: ‘Smart’ Meters Violate FCC Exposure Limits Says New Study

Jan. 12th, 2011: CCST Study Leaves Smart Meter Health Questions Unanswered

Jan. 26th, 2011: Wellington Whistleblower Interview

One Response to Press Releases

  1. Jace says:

    I didn’t know that I had a smart meter until it blew up on 08/12/2010! I am an Oregon PG&E customer, now victim. I want to know if anyone else has seen a smart meter blow up. It threw flames out and black smoke was in the air for hours. I called PG&E, but they said it wasn’t possible for a meter to explode. I wrote letters, called many times, but they said that they were too busy to come look at meter. For five months it sat there black and the house black also from the blast. I had to be taken to the Dr. because the blast knocked me down onto the cement. My doctor has referred me to a specialist. I have never had health problems. Now I have severe pain running through the nerves of the right side of my body. I can only walk with crutches now and only sleep two to four hours per night. The bills continue to go higher each month, and my bill says “estimated usage”. The story does continue: I finally convinced a PG&E employee that the meter was black. However, as soon as I got off the phone with PG&E my electricity was shut off. It was 20 degrees that day meaning I was cold, on crutches, car stuck in garage, asthma ventilator shut down, and in pain. I did have a cell phone to continue to call back each time they hung up. PG&E left my electricity off from 8AM until 5:30PM. Their legal department attorney, Kathy, told me, “buck up and get out your survival kit like other people do. You are being a whining baby. We will keep your electricity off as we want to because legally we do not have to turn it on for you. It is not our fault that you have asthma.” I spoke with an attorney who wanted $10,000 up front to do anything involving PG&E. However, I looked up current cases being appealed by this attorney and found that two cases are being appealed against PG&E. Losing these cases must be very profitable. I have photos of the meter, copies of letters to PG&E, and letters from them after explosion. They finally did come install a new meter, but two weeks later I woke up to NO electricity. I called PG&E. They said, “there are no outages in your area and hung up.” I kept calling until one person said, “we will try to get out to your house today or on Monday.” They again showed up at 5:30. This time they sent a huge man who beat on my front door until I limped on crutches to the front door. He said, “Someone took your smart meter!” I looked toward the meter and saw an open hole in my wall with one wire hanging out of it. I asked, “Who and why would anyone come and take a meter out of the wall?” He said, “probably a neighbor.” I continued to hop out on the porch with my phone in hand and saw the meter on the ground about 7 feet away from the hole in the wall. I quicly snapped pics of the hole and a dead meter on ground. The huge man said, “You had better be looking over your shoulder. Someone is following you and they took your meter.” OK, this is too much crazy! I told huge man to get off my porch and pick up the meter off the ground. He kept saying that someone was removing my meter. Do you know where I can file a complaint?

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