“Take Back Your Power”- a Sebastopol success!

IMG_3070Last 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.

IMG_3069John 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.

Network files CPUC protest and requests new judge

 

April 25,2011

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.