Re SMART METERS: BC Court of Appeal – No Right to Turn off Power – BC Hydro Account notification

RE SMART METERS: BC Court of Appeal – No Right to Turn off Power – BC Hydro Account notification

Citizens have now taken the action questioning forced exposure to microwave emissions from smart meters to the BC Court of Appeal. This is in addition to the ongoing BC Human Rights Tribunal request for accommodation for those with medical letters.

Please feel free to post these two form letters drafted by Citizens for Safe Technology (below and attached) for others to copy and send to BC Hydro.


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Via Electronic Mail and Canada Post to:            

BC Hydro,

Smart Meter Specialist Department

6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby BC, V3N 4X8                         Date: July 9, 2012

 

 

Attention: Charles Reid, CEO BC Hydro, charles.reid@bchydo.com

and B.C. Hydro, Corix Utilities,  and agents and/or assignees thereof:

smartmeters@bchydro.com and info.utilities@corix.com

 

Dear Sirs / Mesdames:

 

Re:      Account # xxxxxxxxx

            Address:  xxxxx– xxxxx Street, Aldergrove, B.C.

            Account Holder: Una St.Clair-Moniz

 

I am the holder of the above-referenced account with your utility and the occupant of the above-referenced residential dwelling (“My Home”).

 

This letter provides you with notification that I refuse the installation of a wireless smart meter at My Home.  My position in that regard is maintained on the basis of my concern that the installation of a wireless smart meter and consequential emission of microwave radiofrequency emissions at or about My Home will cause harm to myself and my family. Further, I and another member of my family living at this same address are medically diagnosed with electrohypersensitivity and participating in the ongoing application to the BC Human Rights Tribunal requesting accommodation of an analogue meter.   On May 31, 2011, the World Health Organization recognized that radiofrequency electromagnetic fields are a Class 2B possible human cancer risk. Wireless smart meter emissions fall under this classification of emissions and risk.

 

Given the above-referenced health issue, it is clear that there are serious public interest concerns associated with your installation of wireless smart meters at places of residence.   Should these public interest concerns be considered by the British Columbia Utilities Commission prior to your installation of wireless smart meters?  That is the issue before the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Collins et al v. British Columbia Utilities Commission et al, Court of Appeal File No. CA039834.  

 

Pending the determination of the issues under appeal, I prohibit you from accessing My Home for the purpose of installing a wireless smart meter, however, you may continue to access My Home for the purpose of taking readings off my current analogue meter and administering our billing relationship in the usual course. 

 

As a condition of accepting continuous service from BC Hydro, I may have granted you permission to enter my property to access your meters, however the Tariff does not contemplate the inclusion with your meters of a device that is going to saturate my home with microwave radiofrequency emissions.  Neither of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act, Clean Energy Act, Hydro and Power Authority Act or BC Hydro’s Electric Tariff authorize you to install such a device at My Home. 

 

In the event that you cut off power to my home as a result of my refusal to allow you to install a wireless smart meter at My Home, I will consider you as having breached the Tariff and I will hold you accountable for damages in that regard.  You are on notice that my family and I rely for our health and livelihood on the ongoing provision of power to My Home.

 

In the event that you install a wireless smart meter at My Home notwithstanding this notice, I will consider you as having trespassed and intruded upon my seclusion and I will take steps, as permissible by law, to hold you accountable in that regard.

 

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LETTER TO SEND (Below)

 

 

Via Electronic Mail and Canada Post to:            

BC Hydro,

Smart Meter Specialist Department

6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby BC, V3N 4X8                        

 

Date:________________

 

 

Attention: Charles Reid, CEO BC Hydro, charles.reid@bchydo.com

and B.C. Hydro, Corix Utilities,  and agents and/or assignees thereof:

smartmeters@bchydro.com and info.utilities@corix.com

 

Dear Sirs / Mesdames:

 

Re:      Account # ______________

            Address:  _______________

 

I am the holder of the above-referenced account with your utility and the occupant of the above-referenced residential dwelling (“My Home”).

 

This is further to my correspondence of ____[date]______ wherein I notified you that I refuse the installation of a wireless smart meter at My Home.  My position in that regard is maintained on the basis of my concern that the installation of a wireless smart meter and consequential emission of microwave radiofrequency emissions at or about My Home will cause harm to myself and my family.   On May 31, 2011, the World Health Organization recognized that radiofrequency electromagnetic fields are a Class 2B possible human cancer risk. Wireless smart meter emissions fall under this classification of emissions and risk.

 

Given the above-referenced health issue, it is clear that there are serious public interest concerns associated with your installation of wireless smart meters at places of residence.   Should these public interest concerns be considered by the British Columbia Utilities Commission prior to your installation of wireless smart meters?  That is the issue before the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Collins et al v. British Columbia Utilities Commission et al, Court of Appeal File No. CA039834.  

 

Pending the determination of the issues under appeal, I prohibit you from accessing My Home for the purpose of installing a wireless smart meter, however, you may continue to access My Home for the purpose of taking readings off my current analogue meter and administering our billing relationship in the usual course. 

 

As a condition of accepting continuous service from BC Hydro, I may have granted you permission to enter my property to access your meters, however the Tariff does not contemplate the inclusion with your meters of a device that is going to saturate my home with microwave radiofrequency emissions.  Neither of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act, Clean Energy Act, Hydro and Power Authority Act or BC Hydro’s Electric Tariff authorize you to install such a device at My Home. 

 

In the event that you cut off power to my home as a result of my refusal to allow you to install a wireless smart meter at My Home, I will consider you as having breached the Tariff and I will hold you accountable for damages in that regard.  You are on notice that my family and I rely for our health and livelihood on the ongoing provision of power to My Home.

 

In the event that you install a wireless smart meter at My Home notwithstanding this notice, I will consider you as having trespassed and intruded upon my seclusion and I will take steps, as permissible by law, to hold you accountable in that regard.

 

Yours truly,

 

Copy to

NDP Energy Critic John Horgan                 john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca

NDP Deputy Health Critic Sue Hammell,     sue.hammell.mla@leg.bc.ca

BC Chief Medical Officer Perry Kendall      perry.kendall@gov.bc.ca

Green Party Federal Leader Elizabeth May             elizabeth.may@greenparty.ca

Minister of Health, Mike de Jong                  mike.dejong.mla@leg.bc.ca

NDP Health Critic Mike Farnworth              mike.farnworth.mla@leg.bc.ca

Minister of Energy Rich Coleman                 rich.coleman.mla@leg.bc.ca

Liberal BC Leader Christy Clark                 premier@gov.bc.ca

NDP BC Leader Adrian Dix                          adrian.dix.mla@leg.bc.ca

Green Party BC Leader Jane Sterk              leader@greenparty.bc.ca

 

Copy also your local Mayor & Council

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