Citizens for Safe Technology
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and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Smart Meter Action Kit
This "Smart Meter" Action Kit contains valuable information about so-called "Smart Meters." Conveniently, this information is being withheld by hydro and power authorities in hopes that deployment will go ahead unchallenged, without sufficient research into the health, safety and security issues involved.
SMART METER ACTION KIT OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION
WEBSITE FOR THE COALITION TO STOP SMART METERS IN BC
MAILING ADDRESS for BC HYDRO SMART METER CLASS ACTION:
Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box 52061
Beacon Ave. RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9
EMAIL ADDRESS for registration or letters to BCUC: email@example.com
EMAIL ADDRESS for BC HYDRO / Greg Reimer firstname.lastname@example.org
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Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program
* Check out the postings under BCUC/BC Hydro Class Action / BCUC on this website for ongoing news and updates.
COMPLETE THIS FORM TO PARTICIPATE:
Questions and Answers relating to Participation Forms
Opt-Out Sign for Analog (Option 1)
Opt-out Sign for Analog (Option 2- Class Action Version)
TAKE ACTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY:
Registration Notice, instructions and background information (updated)
FOR FortisBC Customers
As yet there is no Class Action Lawsuit in motion in the FortisBC Electric service area.
In the meantime, we encourage FortisBC customers to register their refusal of a smart meter with FortisBC using the following "No-Fee Opt-Out Registration Notice" form.
Smart Meter NO-FEE OPT OUT Registration Notice FortisBC
FortisBC No Trespassing Sign
FortisBC confirmation of application
September 18, 2013: FortisBC Inc Radio-Off AMI Meter Option Application to BCUC
PLEASE SIGN AND HELP! (Reposted from February, 2015)
Subject; BC Hydro / Fortis BC
Objective; To make aware that low income families, growing families, old age pensioners cannot afford these huge increases and to stop the hikes from continuing. To have the new smart meters removed & or investigated for errors, and last but not least, to have the policy changed on BC hydro not being responsible for damages / fires done to homes from malfunctioning smart meters.
The residents of British Columbia are struggling right now. The new "smart meters" were supposed to help us, but so far, it has caused nothing but problems. Some had left BC for the holidays and used ZERO energy, but BC Hydro's smart meters can be viewed online, and said some were using energy when they were not even home. We have Enough power to send to California where they pay less, meanwhile we are losing our shirts. There are no other options available in BC, They are the primary suppliers for power & they have us trapped. They are not responsible for any damages to properties. There have already been homes that have been damaged Via fire to defective Smart meters. This is a human rights issue. Not just a financial one, and this petition will be submitted to every Ombudsman, MP, and Federal Government, possible. PLEASE SIGN AND HELP!
The main focus here is to show goverment officials and the corporation that this really hurts young, growing, families. Senior citizens that are on fixed incomes and to show these parties that even though we are doing everything we can to conserve energy, we are still paying an overzealous amount. Not to mention, these parties will not fix the dam in Jordan River that is extremely old. They would rather try to get rid of the residents out of their dwelling... When you sign this petition you are opening a lot of doors. Dont forget the election is comming up! This may just work to our advantage!!!
Sean Holman - The Tyee
There's an important new book out that will likely be very useful for this and other related issues: your right to know; how to use the law to access government information; how to access what government hides; how to hold institutions accountable; how to request pertinent info from government using both informal and formal requests. This information is rightfully free because it is a public interest issue.
"In their recently published book "Your Right to Know", journalists Jim Bronskill and David McKie have done yeomans' work explaining how Canadians can use freedom of information requests to get government secrets. But, at the federal level, it's work they shouldn't have needed to do -- pointing to another problem with Canada's broken access to information laws.
"Introduced in 1980 by Pierre Trudeau's Liberals, the Access to Information Act gave Canadians a limited right to request government records. The bureaucracy's filing cabinets could now metaphorically be opened by anyone -- unless the records in them included 75 different kinds of information that would still be considered secret.
"But, even with those limits, the Trudeau administration seemed to have little interest in telling voters about their newfound rights or how to exercise them.
"Just before the act came into force, the Globe and Mail told readers the government would be "placing posters in post offices and public libraries" to advertise the new program. But "it plans nothing else in the way of public information," a deficiency noted by information commissioner Inger Hansen in her first annual report. . . .
BC Hydro, government members and contacts, Federal MP's, media
Letters are needed from BC citizens. Please send your concerns and insights to the following addresses, and ask others to do the same:
A good example of a presentation for meetings and council hearings.
For anyone who specifically wants to challenge Safety Code 6 at a mayor and council level, or other levels of government "authority." The contents are generic, and a good example of information that can be presented to councils in under 5 minutes.
education and advocacy to protect public health
Commonly Made Statements: What's the Real Story? (July 2013)
When asked about the impacts that "Smart Meters" will have on B.C., representatives of Hydro have a standard set of responses-- a scripted "mantra" intended to justify their decision to install these meters. In form letters and interviews, advertisements and news reports, the statements are repeated and repeated again.
To explain their inaccuracies and clarify facts is a highly repetitive exercise, problematic when Hydro representatives and government officials make the same false statements over time, and when reports in the mainstream media continue to present these inaccuracies as truth.
The following collection of "Frequently Asked Questions and Statements made about Microwave/ Radiofrequency Radiation" contains information that helps to separate the fact from the fiction. Hopefully it will answer any questions regarding "Smart Meters": their safety and their health effects, their costs and impacts on B.C. and beyond.
originally posted August 31, 2014
B.C. Energy Minister Bill Bennett and BC Hydro state that there have been no fires or dangerous incidents involving smart meters. Are they deceitful or just incompetent?
Newsletter December 30, 2014 - In Grateful Admiration to the Memory of Jimmy Gonzalez, 1972 - 2014
Jimmy Gonzales speaking to all of us
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Meetings and events on the issue of wireless technologies in homes and communities throughout North America.
Click the button above to sign our online petition to return to hardwired computers in schools.
Click the button above to sign our online petition against Smart Meters in British Columbia.
Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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