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    FWD: Today, the CPUC dismissed the EMF Safety Network Smart Meter Application

    Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) dismissed the EMF Safety Network Smart Meter Application that called for public hearings on the health impacts of pulsed microwave radiation (RF) emitted by PG&E utility Smart Meters.

    Network's request for public hearings is backed by peer reviewed science, overwhelming public concern and is supported by the CPUC's own Division of Ratepayers Advocates (DRA) who stated, "It reminds the Commission that it has a constitutionally mandated requirement to investigate the possibility of health effects and make sound conclusions based in solid evidence."


    The DRA also stated, "Unless the public's concerns can be put to rest, there is a very great risk that PG&E's SmartMeter deployment will turn out to be a $2.2 billion mistake that ratepayers can ill afford."

    Cindy Sage, Network policy advisor said, "The CPUC has no new evidence of health and safety, instead they pandered to PG&E, relying on PG&E's unsubstantiated, inconsistent, and grossly underestimated claims."


    This action by the CPUC disregards and ignores the California Council on Science and Technology and their pending study which is due mid-December. This study was requested by Assemblymember Jared Huffman to evaluate the adequacy of the FCC safety standards.

    The CPUC has also ignored more than 22 cities, three counties in California and thousands of PG&E customers who have launched objections to the mandatory deployment of smart meters.


    Sandi Maurer, founder of the EMF Safety Network states, "It is the Commission's duty to regulate the utility industry and insure safe delivery of gas and electric service. It is an outrageous display of bias that Commission has shown to PG&E in accepting their claims of safety as facts. There is no proof, and there never was any proof of safety."
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    Re: FWD: Today, the CPUC dismissed the EMF Safety Network Smart Meter Application

    Quote Sabrina wrote: View Post
    Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) dismissed the EMF Safety Network Smart Meter Application that called for public hearings on the health impacts of pulsed microwave radiation (RF) emitted by PG&E utility Smart Meters.
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    "It reminds the Commission that it has a constitutionally mandated requirement to investigate the possibility of health effects and make sound conclusions based in solid evidence."
    It seems that they have. Even using the most conservative of estimate of the precautionary principle, the RF energy from Smart Meters is 10 to 1000 times lower than that estimate. And, since there are so many problems and risks that are thousands or millions of times greater, it seems better to use scarce resources to address them.
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