We received a letter from the Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC), dated August 2, 2018, about the upcoming meeting on August 14 regarding the deployment of smart meters. The PUC’s use of the word “deployment” in their letter seems somewhat strange, as this word is often used to describe military operations, but given the stealth with which these dangerous meters have been forced on the public perhaps it’s not so strange after all.
LACK OF NOTICE AND INFORMED CONSENT: In a prior letter from Pacific Power (PP) to the PUC, dated January 4, 2017, PP states, in part: “To help support a smoother transition for the Company [PP] and its customers during smart meter installation … customers … will not receive notice prior to the installation.” (This statement appeared on PP’s website, but it might have been erased by now). This obvious deception on the part of PP is extremely offensive, in that citizens living in a free society have the guaranteed right to informed consent. We note, however, that you gave customers notice by letter approximately two weeks’ notice to opt-out. Unfortunately, no valid education and awareness could be achieved in this short period of time.
MORATORIUM: The deployment of smart meters should be stopped immediately to allow time for further study, public education, and public input.
ELIMINATE OPT-OUT FEES OR LOWER THEM SIGNIFICANTLY: The fees proposed by PP for Southern Oregon are outrageous. There are no fees in Eugene and the fees for PP’s Northern California customers are significantly lower. We heard recently that the extra fees are needed to blow up dams and promote electric cars. How can you sleep at night, when you are willing to inflict such a “tax” on electric consumers, especially seniors and the disabled, who cannot afford to pay the fees?
PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I am highly sensitive to radio/microwave frequencies—as are many of Dr. Clunie’s patients and thousands of others, worldwide. I get sick when I am exposed for more than 15-20 minutes to radio frequency radiation, including from cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi modems, and smart meters, etc. I can control my exposure most of the time, but the assault from smart meters is constant and unavoidable 24/7. They are a horrible invasion of personal privacy and the basic human right to peaceful existence. We live in a mobile home park, so even though we opted-out we are surrounded by these meters, and I am unable to go out of the house for more than a few minutes—which is not long enough to pull the ever-increasing weeds in our backyard!
WELCOME TO THE “WAR ZONE”: At 11:30 p.m., a few nights after the meters were installed, I opened my bedroom window and looked out. At that moment, a pulse of microwave/radio frequency radiation from the neighboring smart meters came through the window and aluminum screening and hit me in the face. This pulse caused a reaction that felt like an electrical or chemical burn. It was as though I had been “shot” with a gun. My skin turned red instantly and began to burn and itch. This lasted all night and the next day. It was like being in a war zone and I was terrified.
SAFETY: PP has stated repeatedly that the levels of microwave/radio frequency radiation emitted by smart meters are safe. These false statements are based on 50-year-old thermal studies that ignore thousands of more recent studies proving biological harm at vastly lower levels. Note we are in the process of compiling scientific studies from around the world proving the dangers of microwave radiation, and we will forward them soon at your request.
In addition to being told that smart meters are completely safe, we have been told they will save us money. These falsehoods have yet to be verified. We do not believe the propaganda being shoved down our throats, and we absolutely and unequivocally do NOT consent to deployment of smart meters in Oregon, ever.
How can human beings be expected to live under such conditions? Must those of us who are sensitive live like caged animals, or commit suicide when we can no longer stand the assault from our electric meters? There are thousands of people like me around the world who are electro-sensitive, and I implore you to study this issue in depth to learn the truth about how you are contributing to the misery of humanity.
THE ISSUE OF VIOLENCE: In addition to inflaming the tissues of the human body and causing disease, microwave/radio frequency radiation inflames the emotions, causing irritation and anger. We believe the increase in violence in our country and around the world is a direct result of the escalation of these technologies.
RESPONSIBILITY: We hereby hold every individual who works for the Oregon Public Utility Commission, Pacific Power, and the lawmakers in the State of Oregon personally responsible for the misery you are inflicting on Oregonians. The damage caused by microwave/radio frequency radiation accumulates over time, and there is more and more of it in our environment. At some point in the not-so-distant future—when there is an epidemic of cancer and other diseases caused by humanity’s addiction to smart phones, and there are smart meters on the wall of every building, remember that you were warned. From my point of view, anyone who supports the infliction of smart or R.F. electric meters on the citizens of Oregon is a criminal, and one day we will all pay dearly with our health, and the health of those we love.
Jessica Bryan and Tom Clunie, D.C.