Monday, December 17, 2012

Consumers Voice Opposition to Smart Meter Program

The California Public Utilities Commission is holding its first and only public hearing in the Los Angeles area on the highly controversial smart meter program. SoCal Edison and SoCal Gas Co. customers will be given the chance to voice their opposition to not only the smart meter program, but the fees the utilities and CPUC are imposing on customers to “opt out” of the highly controversial program. Protestors consider it “extortion” and an “illegal and unacceptable business practice.” They're also raising concerns about the possible ill effects and radiation emitted by the meters. KPFK reporter Michael McTernan has the story.