On Sunday April 21, Center for Electrosmog Prevention, Stop OC Smart Meters and the EMF Safety Network gathered at the San Diego Earth Day Fair to educate the public about health and environmental risks of EMF and smart meter exposure.
The booth next door to ours was a 350 campaign raising awareness about the oil pipeline and they had a cut out of Obama on their booth which stood right next to the smart meter opt-out sign. It was a nice match.
Only one person came to the booth to argue about safety of smart meters, and the risks of radiation.
Every other person was very interested in having their cell phone measured. This gave people the opportunity to “hear” the sound of the radiation their cell phone emitted, even when they were not using it. Android and Iphones seemed to be the worst emitters, with many emitting “pings” and some emitting a wi-fi signal.
And finally here was one fairgoer who was willing to pose for the camera.
Last night Josh del Sol, Canadian filmmaker presented his new film, “Take Back Your Power- The Smart Meter Agenda Unveiled” at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in Sebastopol CA. About 160 people attended the event.
John Eder, Sebastopol City council member welcomed the crowd, introduced the film maker and moderated the discussion which followed the film. The panel included Cindy Sage co-editor of the BioInitiative 2012 Report, Michael Neuert EMF electrician, Take Back Your Power director, Josh Del Sol, and EMF Safety Network director Sandi Maurer.
Cindy Sage, co-editor of the BioInitiative Report, and EMF Safety Network advisor said, “The campaign against smart meters is an international movement that started right here in Sebastopol!”
The event was a fundraiser for the film. After expenses were paid, $2,600 was raised, with a pledge of more donations to come! Josh del Sol expressed his tremendous gratitude for the support for the film. “I’m so grateful to the people of Sebastopol and to the EMF Safety Network for pre-screening this important film here. The film is nearing completion and our intention is to share this empowering documentary with the world!”
Dave Hubert, local resident said, “The film, though 90 minutes long, had me glued!”
Three years ago one of the first smart meter forums was held at the very same building by Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo. At that time people were being forced to have the smart meters, and PG&E refused to remove them for people with health complaints. Much outrage was expressed.
This year comments and questions for the panel included why is this grid being rolled out worldwide; a local doctor said she is seeing many more patients with nervous system problems; and a suggestion was made to create a medical registry for people injured by EMF’s.
Today the EMF Safety Network filed a CPUC protest to PG&E’s Smart Meter opt-out proposal. In addition Network is requesting reassignment of the Administrative Law Judge , Timothy Sullivan. Sullivan was the judge who parroted PG&E’s unsubstantiated safety claims and proposed dismissing our original CPUC application.
From the Protest Conclusion:
“PG&E’s application is an inadequate solution to serious Smart Meter
problems that the Commission and California utilities have failed to address. It is
wrong to require ratepayers to pay to escape from threats to their health and
ensure safety in their own homes. PG&E’s proposed charges will be an unfair
burden and will harm ratepayers.
The Commission should first order a Smart Meter moratorium, then modify
PG&E’s requested relief to provide ratepayers safe and reliable utility service at
reasonable rates. The Commission should schedule evidentiary hearings on
contested issues. Network intends to participate in the hearings. The Commission
should order PG&E to allow ratepayers to keep their analog meters or restore
analog meters at no additional cost. Ratepayers should not have to bear the
financial burden for the failure of the Smart Meter program.