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 the Commission’s decision, reflecting a lower standard than the Court or law allows, said the meters were “safe enough.” The filed Brief can be found here and accompanying 10 MB Appendix (much of the content dictated by the Court) is found here. The appellee’s Brief must be filed by June 30th and then appellants have 14 days to file a response brief. Oral arguments will be scheduled for a later date.