Legal Archive

Two Major Organizations Sue FCC over Wireless Radiation Exposure Limits

Children’s Health Defense (CHD) founded and chaired by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., former Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and founder of the Waterkeeper Alliance, and the Environmental Health Trust (EHT) directed by Nobel co-laureate Dr. Devra Davis have both filed lawsuits against the FCC, in general for the agency’s failure to promulgate safe exposure guidelines to radiofrequency radiation. The FCC

Maine Smart Meter Administrative Appeal Summary History

Several years ago we provided a case summary of our PUC appeal so relevant filing history could be obtained in chronological order. The original document on the lower part of our Expert & Lay Witness Page, left off with the filing of expert testimony in February of 2013. This summary has now been updated through

Stop Smart Meters Exclusive – From Josh Hart

With no judgement on guilt or innocence presumption from the ME Coalition, this appears to be the warrantless use of detailed smart meter data to charge a ratepayer with murder. Don’t say we didn’t see this coming. Opt Out, Don’t Pay. Resist! You could be next. The use of smart meter data by law enforcement

The Maine Law Court found against us today

As many of you already know, the Maine Law Court found against us today. Thanks to all of you for your tremendous support over the years in our effort. While this probably marks the end of the Maine legal battle on the health question, our resistance is far from over. Stay tuned! Today’s Supreme Court

Smart Meter Oral Arguments Heard (again) in Maine Supreme Judicial Court

On November 3, 2015 in Portland, attorneys on both sides of Maine’s ongoing smart meter case presented their oral arguments to Maine’s highest court. Each side had 15 minutes in which to make arguments supporting written briefs submitted in the first months of this year. Theoretically there is time to make the arguments but in

Oral Arguments Press Release

Oral arguments in the ongoing smart meter case will be heard before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court November 3rd. In January, smart meter opponents filed an appeal of the Maine PUC decision that smart meters were safe enough. Three years ago the Maine Law Court, ruling for complainants, ordered the Public Utilities Commission to reach

Anti-smart meter activists filed their appeal

Anti-smart meter activists filed their appeal of the 12/19/14 Maine PUC decision 5/12/15 with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The December PUC decision did not reflect the quite divergent views of the two Commissioners and no vote was recorded. Central Maine Power did not meet their evidentiary burden to ensure smart meters were safe and yet

International Scientists Appeal to U.N. to Protect Humans and Wildlife from Electromagnetic Fields and Wireless Technology

WHO’s conflicting stance on risk needs strengthening, says 190 scientists New York, NY, May 11, 2015. Today 190 scientists from 39 nations submitted an appeal (click here to read document) to the United Nations,UN member states and the World Health Organization (WHO) requesting they adopt more protective exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields (EMF)and wireless technology in

PUC Opinion

On December 19th the Maine PUC finally issued their long-awaited health and safety determination on smart meters. The 82 page decision was accompanied by a list of scientific studies accepted into evidence as Schedule A and by a list of lay-witness summaries as Schedule B. The decision includes an opinion from each commissioner. Commissioner Littell wrote approximately 62

Ed and Kathleen to speak in Winslow on “smart” meters

“Smart” Meters: Friend or Foe? With guest speakers Ed Friedman and Kathleen McGee of the Maine Coalition to Stop Smart Meters Thursday, 8 May 2014 5:30–7:30 p.m. Winslow Public Library 136 Halifax St., Winslow, Maine Technology is advancing, but is it heading in a healthy direction? Devices such as radios, TVs, computers, cell phones, WiFi, “smart”

Maine complainants take exception to MPUC Examiners’ Report

Linked comments were submitted 11 April 2014 in opposition to the MPUC Examiners’ Report on “smart” meter safety (read about that report here). Technically, comments should be based on the case record and (in also laying grounds for appeal) should point out and discuss, for the most part, errors of law and fact. A few

MPUC issues examiner’s report

The MPUC has issued its Examiner’s Report (see also the appendix). The MPUC’s comment period remains open until 11 April. Kit Weaver of SkyVision Solutions has posted a very fine analysis of the report (read it here). Our own Dianne Wilkins has this to say about the report: The PUC refused to even look at over

Join us in resisting “smart-meter” harm and extortion

Our precedent-setting Maine investigation into the safety of smart meters continues with the recent filing of final legal briefs at the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC). What remains is a final report from MPUC staff to the Commissioners, the Commissioner’s decision, and possibly a separate proceeding on remedy. Win or lose, appeals are likely. We

Reply briefs submitted 24 January to the MPUC

Reply Briefs were submitted 24 January 2014 in the Maine PUC (NOT)smart-meter investigation into the health and safety of these mandated meters. Posted here are briefs from the complainants (Complainant Reply Brief 1-24-14-part1 and Complainant Reply Brief 1-24-14-part2) and from intervener Dianne Wilkins (Wilkins Reply Brief 1-24-14). Reply briefs were also submitted by CMP and

Summarizing legal briefs submitted

On Friday, 13 December 2013, written legal briefs were submitted in the Maine PUC investigation of CMP’s deployment of not-so-smart meters in the state of Maine. The briefs summarize arguments from the various parties: attorney Bruce McGlauflin, representing the complainants (Bruce brief –80pp); Central Maine Power, the opposing party (CMP brief –80pp); interveners Dianne Wilkins