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Conference Call for Pipeline Fighters, landowners and #NoKXL activists

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Bold Nebraska has organized a conference call for Pipeline Fighters, landowners and #NoKXL activists this Thursday evening, July 13th, to discuss the final public hearing on Keystone XL scheduled for July 26th at the Ralston Arena in Omaha, the Aug. 6th “March to Give Keystone XL the Boot” in Lincoln, and the upcoming week of intervenor proceedings at the Public Service Commission Aug. 7-11.

Dial in to join us at 6:00 p.m. CT on Thursday for a Keystone XL conference call update from Bold’s Jane Kleeb.

We have outnumbered the pro-KXL supporters by 3-1 or more at the recent public hearings on Keystone XL, and it’s critical that we turn out in full force for this final Public Service Commission meeting on July 26th in Omaha.

This is your last chance to speak out on the record against Keystone XL — as the “intervenor” proceedings in August will be open to the public to attend and observe, but no public testimony will be taken during that week.

Mark your calendar: Make plans now to join us on Sunday, August 6th in Lincoln for the “March to Give Keystone XL the Boot.More

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ACTION ALERT: Hold public hearing on AB 345 SMART METER opt-out

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STOP SMART METERS WISCONSIN

ACTION ALERT: Tell Committe on Energy and Utilities committee: Hold public hearing on AB 345 September 5, 2013

Rep. Thiesfeldt’s smart meter opt out bill, AB 345, has been assigned to the Committee on Energy and Utilities. Please call the members, especially vice-president of the committee Thomas Larson, to ask them to hold a public hearing on the bill. (The committee chair just left, and no replacement has been named yet.)

Rep. Thomas Larson

(608) 266-1194

(888) 534-0067

 

Reasons to hold the hearing would be:

*Wisconsin citizens deserve the chance to be heard on legislation about the issue of transmitting utility meters, which directly affects their daily lives and homes.

*This Republican-studded committee ought to heed the resolution passed early this year by the party: “…and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin must make the usage of smart meters, electrical, gas, and water optional, and provide for an opt out of the smart meter program at no additional cost.”

*Lawmakers dealing with our utility monopolies could show that they truly care about utility customer service and statewide fairness. Opt outs now are offered entirely at the whim of each utility, resulting in uneven treatment of property owners and renters throughout the state.

*WI utilities and regulators had never disclosed to customers the privacy, security or health risks of transmitting utility meters prior to installations, some of which utilities and regulators spoke about amongst themselves. Ramthun_Smart_Meter_JointMtg_Tbilisi_2011_eng_FINAL A public hearing would bring to light what should have been aired before roll-outs of “smart” meters in the state. Freedom of information and full disclosure is what a democracy is about. Shine the light on these meters and the smart grid system. The public deserves to be informed and to weigh in on it.

*Elections matter. This issue is not going away. It will only grow with public awareness of the privacy, security and health risks involved, which the industry had never disclosed to customers before installations. Lawmakers will be held responsible at the polls. Industry money will only go so far once public will is roused.

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