Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Help the Maine Smart Meter Legal Fund
Please consider an end of year donation to our anti-smart meter work in Maine. Oral arguments in our appeal of the PUC decision will be heard November 3rd. We have made all of our legal work accessible to each and every one of you since 2011 and had our attorney respond to any inquiries as well. As Maine goes, so goes the nation.
Thanks! Ed, Dianne, Kathleen, Deb, et al.
Maine Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
P.O. Box 43
Richmond, ME 04357
October 26, 2014
Our precedent-setting Maine investigation into the safety of smart meters continues with oral arguments to be heard November 3rd at the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in our appeal of the Public Utilities Commission final report.
We last asked you for contributions on January 28, 2014 when our legal fees, billed at a discounted rate, were about $160,000. We are asking again for your support now with fees exceeding that. From the start of our proceeding in 2011 we have always made all of our legal documents available to any activist fighting smart meters. Our cost has been your gain!
Please support this effort helping all of us!
In the effort to stop smart meters from eroding our health and legal rights, Maine is first in the nation:
1. Fighting for, obtaining and retaining right to opt out.
2. Appealing a rejected Public Utilities Commission [PUC] complaint to a state’s highest court.
3. Winning a state Supreme Court victory in a smart meter case.
4. To have a high court remanding a smart meter complaint back to the PUC.
5. Conducting a comprehensive 3-year PUC investigation into health and safety of smart meters.
6. With a PUC determining they will not be limited by FCC guidelines in their investigation.
7. Having a PUC Commissioner agree with many of our points.
8. Bringing a 2nd appeal to the state’s Supreme Court.
These accomplishments have come at great personal cost borne by a very few, both in terms of thousands of hours of volunteer time and substantial legal fees. Please help make this a community-supported effort!
We are in an excellent position to win back our rights as Maine statute dictates the Public Utilities Commission shall ensure safe service and that utilities shall furnish the same. They must rightly guarantee safety. Our appeal claims they did not meet their evidentiary burden. Winning in Maine helps those across the country. “As Maine Goes, So Goes the Nation.”
The Coalition does not have tax-deductible status. However, in an effort to assist in elimination of smart meters, the mid-coast Maine environmental group Friends of Merrymeeting Bay [FOMB], with 501(c) (3) status, has agreed to accept and pass through tax-deductible donations of $250 or more in direct support of our legal work. Donations of $250 or more should be sent to FOMB, P.O. Box 233, Richmond, ME 04357. Write “smart meters” in your memo line. Smaller checks should be sent to the Coalition letterhead address. Appreciated securities are also welcome through FOMB-call Ed Friedman at 207-666-3372. Both FOMB and the Coalition accept payments via PayPal but a commission is lost this way.
For many of us, smart meters are a line in the sand we will not cross. What other device imposes mandated radiation emissions on us 24/7, invades our privacy, steals our personal data, infringes on several of our constitutional rights and compromises our personal and grid cybersecurity? We as citizens must fight, and support the fight to stop this.
In order to succeed, we need your financial help now.
Thanks so very much! Ed Friedman, Dianne Wilkins, Deborah Oliver & Kathleen McGee
Resistance…..because harm is not an option & extortion is not a choice.