Stop Promoting Carcinogenic Smart Grid
  • Petitioned Fred Krupp, Director, Environmental Defense Fund

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Fred Krupp, Director, Environmental Defense Fund

Stop Promoting Carcinogenic Smart Grid

    1. Petition by

      Elizabeth Barris

      Santa Monica, CA


There has been ENORMOUS, worldwide, public backlash against the forced exposure to "smart" grid, emitting the now recognized WHO/IARC Class 2B carcinogen of electromagnetic fields from wireless devices and infrastructures. In a world where 1 in 2 men will get cancer and 1 in 3 women will also, it is shameful and dishonest to "green wash" something so "black" as the smart grid which will actually PROMOTE cancer amongst populations.when we should be working towards ways to MITIGATE exposure to these carcinogenic fields of radiation that are already abundent in society, due to the irresponsiblity and lack of care and concern for public health and safety by industry and governments who stand to gain finacially from the exploitation of the lack of education on this issue amongst the general population. We the undersigned vow never to give one penny to EDF or support them in any way, nor any other organization who irresponsibly ignores the latest science and promotes unsustainable and carcinogenic infrastructures such as forcing the smart grid on an unsuspecting and unkowing public. We call on Fred Krupp, president of EDF to withdraw his support for this dangerous infrastructure and to stand with us in our goal to reduce greenhouse gasses responsibly, not by adding yet another deadly toxin into our already polluted atmosphere.


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    Reasons for signing

    • Ed Friedman BOWDOINHAM, ME
      • about 3 years ago

      EDF has become increasingly corporate and as a "former" supporter, I draw the line at smart meters/grid. The whole smart grid concept at least as it is now, seems much like an onion rotten inside. The more layers get peeled back, the worse it gets.

      As the lead complainant in a recent case directed at the Maine PUC and Central Maine Power, I am happy to share our 23 page complaint with anyone interested. E-mail me. It's quite well-referenced and focusses mostly on health effects, electronic privacy issues and, since we have an Opt Out option for which there is an associated surcharge, extortion.

      The PUC deliberated on our complaint 8/23/11 and basically told us they had dealt with these issues before [not true] and so would not begin an investigation based on our complaint.

      This was not a surprise. While claiming to be the Maine Public Utilities Commission [with safety at the core of their mission], they are more aptly named as they are, and most like bodies seem to be, The Maine Utility's Commission.

      Fred Krupp's crew is capable of some good science, but like the PUC, they are backing the wrong horse here.

      Back when many of use were young, Off-Peak rates were a common method of incentivizing conservation of electricity and shifting of use patterns to times when the the grid was not overloaded. Simple watt meters can also help ratepayers know when it's time to upgrade that old energy hog appliance. The solutions are simple..

    • Shivani Arjuna BELGIUM, WI
      • about 3 years ago

      I almost died from symptoms caused by chronic exposure to radiofrequencies similar to those broadcast by smart meters, before it was discovered what was affecting me. I will certainly not be renewing my membership as long as you promote them.

    • Ron Schranz KIHEI, HI
      • about 3 years ago

      You are killing people right now with all the wireless transmissions from cell phones especially the children. Smart meters are beyond dangerous to us. STOP IT NOW.

    • Aline Huntly MAKAWAO, HI
      • over 3 years ago

      It's not just electrically sensitive people who will have a problem with this but EVERYONE is being affected on a cellular level by radio waves, whether they can feel it or not. I think this may be the 'straw that breaks the camel's back' in terms of public awareness of the effects of EMFs. We will be seeing a lot more incidences of sensitization if this rolls out.

    • james m nordlund FARGO, ND
      • over 3 years ago

      True, the grid can't just be updated, it must be greened too. reality


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