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'Smart' meter is invasion of my right to feel safe in my home

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To the editor,

The New Hampshire Energy Policy — 378:37 states — The general court declares that it shall be the energy policy of this state to provide for the safety and health of the citizens, and the physical environment of the state. Chapter 362:2 Public Utility, second paragraph states, the provisions of 378:37-39 and 374F shall unless otherwise provided within, be applicable to rural electric cooperatives, without regard to whether a certificate of regulation or ...

To the editor,

The New Hampshire Energy Policy — 378:37 states — The general court declares that it shall be the energy policy of this state to provide for the safety and health of the citizens, and the physical environment of the state. Chapter 362:2 Public Utility, second paragraph states, the provisions of 378:37-39 and 374F shall unless otherwise provided within, be applicable to rural electric cooperatives, without regard to whether a certificate of regulation or deregulation is on file with the public utilities commission.

The provisions of other RSA chapters also apply. One only has to read chapter 362;2 — definition of terms on the Public Utilities site of N.H. This public utilities section applies to the health and environmental inside and outside our homes. Therefore a person with common-sense and forethought should have an opt-out of this electric smart meter. It should be our choice as Americans and our fourth amendment rights to feel safe and secure in our homes and surrounding property.

The Public Utility Commission in this state declares health and safety regulations on all electric utilities. The last time I called the N.H. Electric Co-op, I spoke with Clinton N. Hutchins — member solutions manager and marketing manager. Mr. Hutchins was very curt and rude to me in my request to have the smart electric meter removed from my home. I was told that it was not my choice and the meter belonged to the co-op. I was also told it would monitor and record my electric consumption. This an invasion of my right to feel safe and secure in my home, my Fourth amendment rights. He also stated that a member gives assumed consent and this contract is part of the terms and conditions with the co-op. We do own our sockets, therefore a signed consent of the member and our socket is UL certified, so why isn't the electric smart meter.

I was also told that I could move. Mr.Hutchins says there are no real health effects from this meter. I believe he has no scientific degrees behind his name and furthermore I believe no-one has the right to walk in anyone's shoes and call them a liar.  As far as scienctific evidence being proven — it is proven, one only has to read the results. One needs to judge themselves before they can judge other people. This is what Mr.Hutchin said to me about scientistsz:"they lie".

Rosemary Landry

Meredith