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DTE and Consumers to Propose ‘Smart Meter’ Opt-Out

from: michiganstopsmartmeters.com

February 18, 2012 – In an interview which appeared today in MiTechNews.com, DTE spokesperson Len Singer said the utility will propose, in a filing with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) next month, an opt-out provision for customers.  He indicated that his company recognizes this is an “extremely emotional issue” for some, but that the company still believes the meters are safe and has no plan to halt or slow down ongoing installations.

A spokesman for Consumers also stated that his company will propose an opt-out in a filing due next month under the terms of the MPSC Order that opened the current investigation.  This company plans to start installations of the new meters this summer.

No details are available as yet regarding either company’s opt-out proposals – such as what the alternative to the smart meter would be, who would be eligible or what fees, if any, might be charged for not accepting the smart meter.

There is much that remains to be accomplished.  We still think the MPSC needs to conduct a thorough and unbiased investigation of the possible health effects of these new meters and the ‘mesh networks’ required to operate them.  We also think the Commission needs to declare a moratorium on any further smart meter installations until such a health study has been completed.

We believe it is as important as ever that the legislature enact some smart meter protections for the public.  There are fundamental social and moral issues – including health, privacy and property rights.  These are not just details that should be worked out by a regulatory commission that seems more comfortable when dealing only with rate issues.

Still we think that today’s announcement  represents a major breakthrough.  We are cautiously optimistic.

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Michigan Needs to Take a Stand Against Smart Meters NOW!

January 18, 2012

W4AR Smart Meter page; http://www.w4ar.com/Smart-Meters.html

American Patriots, We in Michigan have the opportunity to make a difference across the country by being the first state to officially stop the Smart Meter invasion into our homes and destroying our 4th Amendment and forever weaken our Constitution! If We ACT NOW!

We now have (9) Resolutions and Moratoriums with the addition of Grosse Pointe Shores as of yesterday and more to come!

With the impact of our cities and townships standing up for the “We the People” by passing Resolutions and Moratoriums in the face of Detroit Energy, DTE, see the –

DTE at Sterling Heights – Video of Moratorium

http://shtv.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=160f8e135ef424b02c31048690ee191f

The MPSC is officially investigating all of the issues with Smart Meters here in Michigan!!!!!

We have approximately 2 months to register all of our complaints , document the cost, safety, health, privacy and liability issues with them! Go to the web page above and find the MPSC button at the top of the page!

Every letter,study,appeal, lawsuit, video or type of action from residents or doctors, scientist,engineers, representatives must be forwarded to the MPSC at the address, with the case number, listed on our website (MPSC button) and on the attachment i am providing. See ATTACHMENT!!

This is the time to put a Stop to the Agenda21 Smart Meter program!

Every voice, YOUR Voice, can and WILL make a difference, especially in the next few months.

 

John and Pauline Holeton W4AR

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