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PRESS RELEASE: Maryland Smart Meter Awareness is Opposing BGE’s Proposed Rate Hike of $15.20 Per Month for All Customers

BGE is seeking a monthly rate increase of $15.20 to recoup costs, notably for its wireless smart meter program.  This rate hike will affect every BGE customer, whether they accepted a smart meter or opted out of one. The Public Service Commission (PSC) will be holding five public hearings where people are invited to voice […]

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Guide for Smart Meter Legislative Campaign 2015

Maryland Smart Meter Awareness has put together a legislative guide along with model letters for your state representatives. Find your representatives here: Hearing date for Senate Bill 9 is February 17, 2015, so please do not delay – write, call, or email today! Here is the text: Your Name Your Address Today’s Date Senator  […]

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Maryland’s “Bill of Rights” for the electric power companies

With the arrival of Wireless Smart Meters, many states have granted their electric power companies greatly expanded rights.  These expanded rights trample, in many ways, on rights that have been regarded as personal rights for a very long time. In the attached document, Dr. Ronald Powell provides a ratepayer’s view of the expanded rights granted […]

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Health Argument for Replacing Wireless “Smart” Meters with Safe Metering Technology in Maryland

This document describes the health problems that the biomedical research community has found caused by exposure to the type of radiation — radiofrequency radiation (at microwave frequencies) — emitted by Wireless Smart Meters. These researchers work to protect the rest of us from harm, but we must be wise enough to listen. Health Argument for […]

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Maryland Smart Meter Awareness Files Motion of Reconsideration with PSC

Jonathan Libber, president of Maryland Smart Meter Awareness (MSMA) today filed a motion for reconsideration with the Maryland Public Service Commission’s (PSC) regarding its opt out Order of February 26th.  Although the Order provided Maryland ratepayers the right to officially opt out from having a smart meter installed on their homes, MSMA submits that BGE, […]

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Northeast Utilities: No rational basis for Smart Meters

From Stop Smart Meters in Massachusetts: Northeast Utilities (NStar and WMECo), Massachusetts’ largest electric utility courageously declared the truth on 1/17/2014:    ”There is no rational basis for the implementation of AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure aka ‘smart’ meters/infrastructure)” in response to the Patrick Administration’s and MA Dept. of Public Utilities bid to hurriedly mandate so called ‘smart’ […]

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Your Maryland State Representatives Need to Hear from YOU now

Guide for Legislative Campaign 2014 Introduction This guide is designed for members of Maryland Smart Meter Awareness  to be used in contacting their respective state representatives in Annapolis for the 2014 session that begins in January of 2014. Our goal is get a cost free opt out passed.  We have this year cost free opt […]

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