Michigan residents report opt-out legislation and provisions underway

19 Feb

That’s right, we are not the only ones opposed to Smart Meters.

News from residents in Michigan — two major utilities (DTE and Consumers) say they are going to submit opt-out provisions in the Smart Meter plans that they’ll submit to the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC, which regulates utilities in that state) in March.

The MPSC opened an investigation into Smart Meters in response to residents and local governments submitting complaints and letters about Smart Meter concerns,  and after several communities adopted resolutions and moratoriums against Smart Meters. The utilities have until March 16 to submit their Smart Meter plans to the MPSC.

In addition, on Feb. 16, 2012, Representative Tom McMillin (R) of Rochester introduced, along with 8 co-sponsors, Smart Meter opt-out legislation in the Michigan House of Representatives. The bill, H.B. 5411, would prohibit a utility from (a) requiring a customer to accept an “advanced meter”, (b) from refusing to remove one if already installed, or (c) from “imposing any disincentive on a customer for not accepting the installation or use of an ‘advanced meter’.”

Read more details about what the bill would do, and other developments there, on the resident websites of Michigan Stop Smart Meters, W4AR (Warriors for American Revolution), and Stop Smart Meters in Grand Rapids.

These groups are just a few of the many that have formed across the country to oppose Smart Meters.  You may have noticed that we’ve updated our links located in the left column of our blog to now list websites for residents groups that oppose Smart Meters, by STATE, and also some websites in Canada, UK and Australia.   The anti-Smart Meter sentiment is universal.

Action You Can Take:  If you see a group listed in your state or area, join and support their efforts today.   If you don’t have an organization in your state or community yet, call up some friends and start one this week!

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7 Responses to “Michigan residents report opt-out legislation and provisions underway”

  1. RobertWilliams February 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    GET USED TO IT.

    PG$E Corporate Management have already killed people in Hinkley, California and San Bruno California and other places less well known.

    Why are you people complaining about smart meters? Do you think you deserve better than those adults and children that have already been killed by PG$E and other utility companies?

    I just don’t understand you people. PG$E and other utility companies have a record of killing and sickening people throughout the states and that’s not going to change. Why don’t you people just do nothing and accept it, like the rest of us?

  2. Robert Williams February 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    GET USED TO IT.

    PG$E Corporate Management have already killed people in Hinkley, California and San Bruno California and other places less well known.

    Why are you people complaining about smart meters? Do you think you deserve better than those adults and children that have already been killed by PG$E and other utility companies.

    I just don’t understand you people. PG$E and other utility companies have a record of killing and sickening people throughout the state and that’s not going to change. Why don’t you people just do nothing and accept it, like the rest of us?

  3. Cindy February 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    Dear Mr. Williams,

    So sorry you feel as you do – however, sitting around and accepting to do nothing are the reasons such money hungry companies get away with what they have.

    It is best to seek history and learn from it then to repeat, repeat, and repeat its self.

    Thank god we live in America where we still have our freedom to fight for appropriate changes. Keep up the great work everyone in every state & country….this is world wide.

    • burbankaction February 28, 2012 at 9:27 am #

      Thank you Cindy, for our response — you are so right, we must protect and preserve our rights and freedoms. I believe our Founding Fathers would want us to, too!

  4. pauline holeton February 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    http://www.w4ar.com is working to save michigan for installation of these metrers please visit the site. we have worked very hard to get 11 resolutions with 3 morsatoriums here!1 http://WWW.W4AR.COM for information on how to get this implemented!!!!!!! pauline holeton http://www.w4ar.com is winning here. the one website with all the info!!!!

    • burbankaction February 28, 2012 at 9:25 am #

      Thank you, Pauline for the great work you are doing in Michigan. You are inspiring residents in other states to do the same!

  5. Doris June 26, 2017 at 10:35 pm #

    My Maltese has no hair, she is 3 pounds and can’t tolerate the high frequency. I have been bed bound since 2013 with a resting heart rate of 130. Need help in Tennessee …

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