Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Smart Meter News
Debate Rages Over Meter Safety
Fire reports cause concerns
Released by Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
August 20, 2014 a smart meter fire report was sent to every MLA, including
Energy Minister Bill Bennett and Premier Christy Clark, which refutes
repeated assertions that no smart meters fires have occurred in British
The Fire Report
gives details of an ongoing investigation that shows that more fires, and
failures that if not caught early would have led to fires, have occurred in
BC than in Saskatchewan and Portland, Oregon – where the programs were
ordered stopped and smart meters are being removed from homes.
No one has responded to these charges.
Several years ago the Liberal Government cut funding to the Office of the
Fire Commissioner (OFC).
the OFC reports that it only examines fires with “significant “ damage. The
Coalition to Stop Smart Meters suspects that there is a connection.
What is equally concerning is that regulations put in place to protect the
public are being ignored and that the only official report attesting to the
safety of smart meters was written by a consultant at the behest of BC
Hydro, paid to do so by BC Hydro, and who acquired his data exclusively from
an agency that is unable to track smart meter fires.
The Coalition to Stop Smart Meters asks what we have to do to get our
government to protect our citizens as the governments of Saskatchewan and
Portland, Oregon governments are protecting theirs.
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