Davenport, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — September 26, 2012 – Smart meter opposition groups the National Campaign to Stop Smart Meters and Wireless Radiation Protection Coalition have called for a national day of action to halt the rollout of smart metering in the U.S.
The groups say that “citing thousands of ‘smart’ meter fires, health problems, and violations of privacy laws,” they will demand an immediate moratorium on further smart meter installations and a blanket recall due to safety problems, serious risk of fire, higher utility costs and health damage.
The groups say that many utilities are not permitting customers to “opt out,” and are even disconnecting services to those who refuse, while those utilities permitting “opt outs” are charging exorbitant fees.
“As ratepayers and taxpayers we believe we are being forced to accept a questionable technology not in our family’s best interest.”
The date has been selected to coincide with the last day of the GridWeek event in Washington, DC.
According to the campaign website protests so far are scheduled to take place in Washington, DC, San Rafael, Sacramento and Seal Beach, CA, Hallowell, ME, and Okanagan, BC, Canada. Other states where protests are possible include Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and New York.