Letter to the Editor: Smart meter protested

In your letter to me (dated January 4) you stated that the installation of a smart meter at my residence was delayed at my request.

Editor’s note: This letter was sent to  Gary Murphy, BC Hydro Chief Project Manager of the Smart Metering Program, Premier Christy Clark, Rich Coleman, Adrian Dix, John Horgan, and copied to Black Press papers for publication.

Dear Mr. Murphy,

In your letter to me (dated January 4) you stated that the installation of a smart meter at my residence was delayed at my request. Those are your words, not mine. I did not request a delay. I refused to have a microwave transmitting device unilaterally imposed upon me and installed anywhere on my property.

I challenge BC Hydro to disprove the scientific research that is presented and discussed in the BioInitiative 2012 report. The report can be found at http://www.bioinitiative.org.

Until such time that you can disprove this research to my satisfaction, I will continue to refuse to have a transmitting smart meter anywhere on my property, and furthermore I will use all means at my disposal to defend my right to do so.

I have taken steps in my personal life to reduce my exposure to the radio frequencies that will be emitted by smart meters, including the choice not to use a cell phone, the choice to hardwire my computer, and the choice to eliminate cordless phones from my home not to mention others. BC Hydro and the government are crossing a line. I will consider any attempt to install a smart meter on my property an act of trespass and a violation of my Charter Rights.

James G Smith

Nanaimo