Moratorium on Smart Meters in Alameda
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We the undersigned request an immediate MORATORIUM on installation and use of Smart Meter technology in the City of Alameda based on the following:
WHEREAS Smart Meters are a health risk (World Health Organization has classified radiation from Smart Meters as potentially carcinogenic, in the same class as DDT and lead) and
2. Is a violation of privacy
3. Is a fire hazard
4. Costs too much
5. Has no real benefit - has led to lost jobs
6. Potentially puts our personal safety at risk, and
WHEREAS big business and government have in the past colluded to sell dangerous products as safe only to be proven wrong after the damage has been done: 1. the government and tobacco companies told us that cigarettes didn't cause cancer. We know better now. 2. the government told us that fluoride should be in our drinking water. We know better now. 3. we were told that RoundUp would evaporate and not cause harm. We know better now. And
WHEREAS there are major concerns with privacy issues including but not limited to sale of data to third parties (data is money) as well as abuse of the technology leading to Identity theft, to determining personal behavior patterns, determining specific appliances used, perform real-time surveillance,target home invasions (latch key children, elderly, etc.), activity censorship, profiling, tracking behavior of renters/leasers,
THEREFORE, we the undersigned, the "public" of this "publically owned utility" request you, our elected officials to move with caution and call for an emergent and immediate moratorium on the installation and use of the Smart Meter in the City of Alameda until the research on the above major concerns are definitively demonstrated to be without warrant.
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