The law firms of David Kyle and Paul Overett have filed suit against SCE Edison and PG&E for health effects from Smart Meters and Smart Grid. A press conference is scheduled for Wed. June 12th, 12:00 PM at 5150 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90804.
A total of 16 plaintiffs are holding those responsible for the new wireless digital meters accountable. 10 SCE Edison and 6 PG&E report health effects, some cited are:
- loss of energy
- ringing in the ears
- heart attacks
- medical implant interference/defibrillator shut off
Also named in the lawsuit are smart meter distribution companies, Corix and Wellington and smart meter manufacturers, Itron and Landis and Gyr, with possibly more defendants to be added as the suit progresses.
Health effects associated with smart meters and smart grid have been reported all over the country, but because of the 3.4 billion dollars in federal stimulus grants offered utility companies in exchange for smart meter installation, these complaints have largely been ignored. Also ignoring the complaints of health effects was California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey, who served as president of Edison for over a decade.
The smart meter roll out has been plagued with controversy ever since the World Health Organization came out with its statement on the radiation associated with the meters being a possible human carcinogen. Despite these warnings, the Federal government persisted in its funding of the potentially carcinogenic metering and infrastructure which also serves the dual function of spying on American citizens.
Other problems with the meters consist of over billing, fire hazard, invasion of privacy and multiple Constitutional violations. But none of these have received as much public backlash as the issue of health effects from smart meters and smart grid.
Customers from other utilities in the state of California, including municipally run utilities such as LADWP, BWP, GWP, SMUD and others who’s health has been compromised by smart meters or smart grid may also join the suit by contacting organizer, Elizabeth Barris at 310-281-9639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copies of the filed complaints can be found at: http://www.citizensforaradiationfreecommunity.org
For a video on the lawsuits please watch:
For more info on this issue go to: http://www.ThePeoplesInitiative.org