Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
Below is an email I sent to my AZ contacts and below that is a response to me from
AZ Corporations Commissioner Burns. The link to the video is about thirty minutes and
filled with a lot of technical data, but it is presented well - I got it and I am baffled
by anything scientific. Please take the time to watch it and pass it on. And please
voice your protests and urge others to do so as well.
I am revisiting this important issue with some updates.
All of the commissioners have agreed to conduct a special hearing about smart meters. This meeting will occur in early September, most likely on Thursday September 8th at the commission's hearing room at 1200 W Washington Street in Phoenix. As soon as an agenda has been finalized, we will let you know.
Executive Aide to Commissioner Brenda Burns
Arizona Corporation Commission
Of late I have been getting a lot of emails from folks in other states about the so-called
"smart meter" and I am concerned about this.
In the post Obama world, there have been assaults on our free speech, laws mandating
health care and a variety of other occurrences where there is increasingly more and
more encroachment on our liberties. The government is even trying to ban the
manufacture of one kind of light bulb and pushing the use of another.
For this reason I think it is not unreasonable for people to fear that the move towards
this device is yet another attempt on the part of the government to exert unlawful
control over our lives.
I am an on line political activist and I deal with a large coalition of people across the U.S. and many
of them are up in arms about this. From what I have seen, this is just another grab for power
by Big Brother. These days, news travels like lightening on the internet and people are watching
the government very closely.
To date I have heard about this smart meter that it has raised energy costs, has a negative
impact on health and is being used to monitor people's activities. As well I have heard
of utility companies, in response to non-compliance of customers, threatening to
turn off their power.
I've included some links on this subject, below.
The last link is about the Maine Public Utilities Commission ruling that it is "unreasonable" for Central Maine
Power to force every customer to accept a wireless meter, and that it is "in the public interest" for customers
to opt out...
My question to you is what can we do to stop this change to smart meters dead in its
tracks or at least make the transition purely on a voluntary basis. What is Arizona doing to safeguard the
rights of its citizens. I await your reply before disseminating to my very large list of AZ residents.
I voted for you and I know your background suggests you are a conservative person with good