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Here's a letter an activist with stopsmartmeters.bc sent to the [...]


Port Alberni, British Columbia
via Smart Meters/Smart Grid
Here's a letter an activist with stopsmartmeters.bc sent to the BC Utilities Commission (supposedly protecting the people of BC ) , BC Hydro (supposedly a Crown Corporation working for the public) and the premier of BC ( supposedly a civil servant)

Subject:


Time to take responsibility for safeguarding the health and safety of British Columbians

Date:


26 Jan 2016

From:


X

To:


[email protected]

CC:


Reimer, Greg <[email protected]>, premier <[email protected]>



Dear BC Utilities Commission Members,

What a travesty your organization has become, thanks mainly to the actions of the BC Liberal government. At one time you were not emasculated from investigating real concerns affecting the safety and health, economic impact, and other aspects of proposed BC Hydro projects. Since Premier Campbell's reign and the enactment of the Clean Energy Act 2010 your powers have been so restricted that we now have a Crown Corporation supposedly owned by the taxpayers of BC (i.e. BC Hydro) that runs roughshod over citizen's democratic rights to decide what is in their best interests, in other words BC Hydro and the BC Liberal government are now behaving as a Fascist dictatorship able to impose "Smart" Grids and Site C projects on us whether wanted or not and without any real public input into the process. What is even more disturbing is that the burden of massively increased debt will be passed on to the taxpayers (i.e. electricity consumers) in the form of rate increases seemingly approved by your organization in the days to come.

The "Smart" meter program was touted as going to save electricity customers' money. The exact opposite has happened. Since I refuse to "opt out" of a program I never "opted in" to, mainly because of scientifically supported evidence of DNA damage and other negative non-thermal biological effects caused by wireless technology, why should I be penalized to the amount of $32.40 per month?? You had the power to eliminate such a ridiculous charge yet did nothing other than approve what the "extortionists" (aka BC Hydro) desired. That is not the action of a Commission originally and specifically formed to protect the consumer and oversee such activities. Whatever cost/benefit analysis there is on similar "Smart" Grid programs in other jurisdictions seems to indicate any such program as being a tremendous waste of taxpayer funds. Imposing a hackable grid infrastructure is the opposite of protecting us from such attacks being possible. I have personally been involved with computer systems since 1979 and have told my clients there really is no such thing as a secure wireless network. Organizations and other computer users can only implement security measures against known attack vectors -- unfortunately many are only discovered years after systems have been compromised. Thus it is only a matter of time until the so-called "Smart" Grid also becomes compromised and IT Security becomes increasingly expensive. No such problem was possible using analogue electricity ("Legacy") meters. To add an additional 2 million wireless access points is insanity.

It is imperative that your Commission be legislated back to having the authority to investigate ALL proposed or existing projects undertaken by BC Hydro in order that the taxpayer's valid concerns are truly represented rather than being ignored as seems to be the present situation. Bypassing your originally legislated oversight has made your Commission nothing but a sham and puppet following orders imposed by those wishing to conceal the true nature of their intentions to use all means available to impose an undemocratic system on to the backs of the unaware public.

Continuing to remain publicly ignorant of the negative health effects, fire hazards and stupidity of imposing a wireless grid infrastructure will not remove liability from those responsible once the expected future deluge of costly litigation emerges. Even worse, guess who ends up paying for the BC Hydro lawyers trying to prevent the current Class Action lawsuit from succeeding?

I trust you will take steps to unshackle your Commission from legislated restrictions at the earliest opportunity.

Sincerely,
X

Guzzibob
Be interesting to read the reply....that was a pretty comprehensive letter .Well done to whoever wrote that!
Monday 1 February 2016, 20:39:30
fourfingerz
BC Hydro and the premier ignore such correspondence . The BCUC reply weaselling out of responsibility because of the Clean Energy Act. I did like this letter (there have been many more) in that it does indicate that they will be held responsible for their actions. As our numbers grow a weasel just might jump ship .
Monday 1 February 2016, 20:47:57
Guzzibob
...they are supposed to be public servants after all,that is their remit...it`s a sorry state of affairs everywhere!
Monday 1 February 2016, 20:55:34
Amanda
All the CORPORATIONS are together in their quest for more profit, The government is simply a CORPORATION that has convinced the public it is not and is 'for the people' that it is fleecing. So really this letter is requesting a wolf to condemn another wolf for eating sheep. Stop paying them- state all balances are in dispute and start to BLEED THE BEAST!
Tuesday 2 February 2016, 11:03:45
fourfingerz
I personally don't believe that the Corporations are motivated by monetary greed - not at the head of the snake - the real agenda is power and control. In this case if you don't pay - your power is cut off (no more bleeding!). A 74 year old grandmother had her's cut off for not paying the $32.40 extortion fee to keep an analog meter. Try living in Canada this time of year without power. And the delusional BC public does NOTHING. One day they will do as they're told by the guards - and march out and kneel down next to the pit.
Tuesday 2 February 2016, 16:11:50
Amanda
Read the back of the disconnect notice- under 'Rights and Responsibilities' it clearly states power will not be shut off for any balances that are under dispute, So you right a letter stating so with a copy of their notification and voila, I live in upstate NY and it usually is cold in the winter here too but there are plenty of other forms of heat and they bank on our reliance and fear to keep us in line. Money is power if you haven't noticed.
Wednesday 3 February 2016, 11:12:09
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