Kudos to smart meter protestors in Ladysmith

Arlene Churchill thanks the people who give of their time to protest smart meters.

Editor:

Re: Protesting smart meters in Ladysmith (Aug. 14, 2012)

Open and independent public reviews In Quebec and in more than a dozen U.S. states are bringing out the facts about smart meter health problems and privacy and security risks. Policies on mandatory wireless smart meters are being reversed, and people are getting the choice to opt out. Analog meters are being reinstalled.

In B.C., the Clean Energy Act ensures that the BC Utilities Commission cannot respond to or monitor complaints, and no public reviews can be held.

BC Hydro’s original $8 million public relations and marketing budget was increased to nearly $13 million when resistance to smart meters increased in North America, so we in British Columbia hear a lot about how great smart meters are and very little about the cost, safety, privacy and health issues.

Kudos and thanks to the brave individuals who give freely of their time, energy and knowledge to bring attention to the facts about smart meters.

Arlene Churchill

Ladysmith