FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    Contact:  Joshua Hart, Director, Stop Smart Meters!

Monday Dec. 12th, 2011                                             joshuanoahhart@gmail.com   

 

PG&E THREATENS TO DISCONNECT FAMILIES PROTECTING THEIR HEALTH

Hundreds of Households Having SmartMeters Removed as Health Toll Mounts

Capitola, CA- Last Wednesday, more than a dozen Santa Cruz County residents- including mothers and grandmothers- assembled outside Pacific Gas and Electric’s Capitola Payment Center with their unwanted wireless electric meters in hand, and spoke about what prompted them to defy their utility and replace the ‘smart’ meter on their homes with widely available analog meters.  After being interviewed by the media, they quietly got in line and waited for the next clerk. But before they could speak to anyone, PG&E called out half a dozen Capitola Police Officers, and kicked everyone out of the office.  The unwanted ‘Smart’ Meters were left piled up on the counter.  Late last week, PG&E sent letters threatening to disconnect power to those who returned their ‘smart’ meters on Wednesday, including a family of four with headaches and a single woman in her seventies.

Video of the “Great ‘Smart’ Meter Return” can be viewed at: http://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/12/08/the-great-smart-meter-return/ 

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