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 Breaking News : April 1,2018  Big Victory in New York State !!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to all NY activists working together with local politicians we convinced  Governor Cuomo to take the laguage out of his state budget proposal and stopped the forced deployment of 5G into our local communities.  . We spent many hours on the phones and computer sending emails, contacting politicians and getting towns to pass anti-5G resolutions that got sent to Albany. Everybody  joined in the push back and we won . The fact that this bold move by the Telecom Industry to force 5g into communities was going to be weaken Home Rule got local politicians on our side from all over the state. We got the support of every mayor and town supervisor in NY to oppose this once we educated them what was actually happening. It was definitely a group effort. We still have to be vigilant as they may try to come into our  communities and attempt to  payoff local planning and zoning boards to get 5G in.
California, Maryland , Georgia and now New York that has said no to the telecom Industry. Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, Minnesota, North Carolina, Texas, Rhode Island and Virginia have allowed the telecom Industry to ignore local planning boards and zoning boards. Michigan is still pending.Truth matters, action counts and victory is sweet !
                                                        

Thanks to all NY 5G activists working together, both the NYS Assembly and the NYS Senate eliminated language in their budget bills, yesterday and the day before, that would have subverted home rule by forcing 5g on our communities.
The New York State Assembly budget bill and New York State Senate bill both rejected language from the Governors budget bill that would subvert Home Rule and force 5G on our local communities. The Governor can still try to force 5G on us with his budget bill using his executive powers. So we may still have a fight on our hands but we he only has till April 1st to try to force 5G through.

Thanks to all who made calls, sent emails, took some action and to those who also sent out emails and and made phones calls to their friends and family to educate them and get more pressure on these politicians.

If you haven't had time to get yourself up to speed, please take a look at the this  website ~ it's sufficient and will help you learn what you need to know quickly. https://www.telecompowergrab.org/ and  https://zero5g.com/

WE ARE NOT FINISHED YET as the language we got removed in the Senate and the Assembly is still in Gov. Cuomo's proposed Budget. Cuomo will keep trying to put it back in. We need a steady stream of emails AND/OR phone calls! in order to keep this out of the final Budget.

Over the next couple of weeks, the Major Leaders of Assembly and Senate will now have private meetings with Cuomo. They must make a decision by April 1st as that is when the Budget is due.

That having been said, we ALL need to keep the pressure up on the 2 Majority Leaders AND on Gov. Cuomo. If you have already sent emails or called, do it again --- but this time it will be to these 3 individuals. If you can call AND email/write that would be best. Calling is better then emailing as they don't always look at emails in a timely fashion and in this case, time is of the essence and we only have 2 weeks. Last but not least, please send this information to your friends, family, your church groups, put it on your FB page, Tweet about it, and ask others to do the same - in other words, GET THE WORD OUT to as many people as possible!

Below are their names and contact information to make it easy for you.

Senator - John Flannigan
Albany Office: 518-455-2071
District Office: 631-361-2154
Email: flanagan@nysenate.gov

Speaker - Carl Heastie
Albany Office: 518-455-3791
District Office: 718-654-6539
Email: Speaker@nyassembly.gov?

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
If you email, the below website has a Contact form to fill out.
www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form

1-518-474-8390

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for standing up for Truth! Together we can do this!

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Last year Woodstock  had  the opportunity to stop the 5G roll out in our community  but for some reason did not  as many other towns  did. This roll out is not a vital need to the public and is a dangerous technology so much so that scientists led by Professor  Lennart Hardell ,who was a top scientist for the International Agency for Research on Cancer,  are calling for a halt to it in the European Union where they seem to be way  ahead of us waking up to the dangers of microwave radiation exposure. Currently Gov. Cuomo has  included  to the  State Budget  language that would eviscerate Home Rule and allow the deployment of 5G small-cell transmitters on telephone poles in every New York community  without planning board or zoning board oversight.Don't let the term small-cell mislead you as hese transmitters will actually radiate the public more than existing cell towers as they are much closer to the public and can end up on poles right next to your home. Please view this great link :
       https://www.telecompowergrab.org/   and then  contact our State representatives to let them know we don't support Gov. Cuomos proposed State Budget with any changes to the General Municipal Law or any diminishing of N.Y.S. Home Rule allowing an invasion of 5G small-cell transmitters into our community.
Tell them they must take the language out of proposed NYS Budget that will change General Municipal Law to gut local zoning and planning laws! They will be voting on this in less than two weeks.

https://www.telecompowergrab.org/

Hi all, We had a victory  in New York State recently . The New York State Public Service Commission (NYSDPS) issued a press release 10/19/17, that the monthly fees to opt-out of a transmitting digital utility meter, will be withdrawn as Central Hudson was ordered ("directed") to do so by the regulating state agency (PSC). There will only be a one time installation  fee of $47. Click on the purple  press release letters  link directly below :

press release

This decision came a few days after I served court papers for a second lawsuit involving the New York State Department of Public Service (NYSDPS) as one of the defendants which also includes Central Hudson, our utility, and Fortis the parent company.
The NYSDPS still insist though that we must have a non-transmitting digital meter and won't allow an  analog opt-out even though they were made aware that 13 other states  do so  and use remanufactured analog  meters. I believe that our 1,000+ signature petition, our posting of documents and comments on the NYSDPS website and serving of court papers on the NYSDPS for a  second lawsuit this week involving them forced their hand to make a concession. We are not finished with them yet and will persist in demanding analog meters as an opt-out as the  second recent lawsuit targets them for fraud and colluding specifically on the availability of analogs and the so-called safety of non-transmitting digital meters among other complaints. .

Correspondence with the Department of Public Service.To view scroll down on left hand side of page and click on custom 7  then scroll down to letter to  Secretary Burgess DPS

LIABILITY NOTICE DELIVERED TO ONTEORA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS AT MARCH 15TH ,2016 BOE MEETING To view scroll down to arrow links on left hand side of page and  click on  custom page 5 and scroll down to Notice

 Letter from Dr. David Carpenter,founder and director of the Institute of Health and Environment at Albany University, to Bobbi Schnell president of the Onteora Central School District Board Of education, "urging" her "to abandon the use of WiFi in the schools." To view scroll down to arrow links on left side of this  page and bring cursor to custom page 4 and click on it and the scroll down to letter 

 Legal Document to send To Central Hudson That  Assigns Liability to Individuals Within Central Hudson for Forcing a Smart meter on Your Home : To view scroll down  to arrow links on  left side of this page and  bring cursor to arrow pointing to  "New Custom 2"  and  to the right  you will see "New Custom 3" all of a sudden  appear which you will click on and  then scroll down to document.Letters of PhD's to School System on the harm of WIFI  : To view scroll down to arrow  links on left side of this page  and  click on  arrow pointing to "New Custom 2" page  and  then scroll down to letters.

Rebutting False Statements By Central Hudson (CH) Website  In Their  Customer Fact Sheet Highlighted  In Yellow color.  Rebuttals  to  Central Hudson's misinformation In  Aqua color. To view scroll down on this page  to  arrow links  and  click  on  arrow pointing to "New Custom 1" page  and  then scroll down  to rebutted CH  fact sheet.                                                           

To View  or Post a Comment about the analog  resolution or read that  resolution  we submitted with a thousand plus signatures posted on the NYS Public Service Commision Website click on this link :http://documents.dps.ny.gov/public/MatterManagement/CaseMaster.aspx?MatterCaseNo=14-m-0196&submit=Search+by+Case+Number  Post button for  comments on bottom of main page.View comments at "Public Comments" tab on top left of main page.

 Outrageous Letter from Ex-Town Board member Ken Panza to NY Department of Public Service executive Kathleen Burgess go to custom page and then scroll down to letter.

 

Facts at a Glance - Residential Metering

Conversion began in 1990s - Central Hudson has been deploying the new generation of digital meters with low-power radio communications capabilities since the late 1990s. To date, approximately one-third of residential meters use this Encoder Receiver Transmitter (ERT) feature. These meters allow for more efficient, accurate and safer readings, and help lower costs for the benefit of customers.
The readings are not safer because they are exposing their meter readers to being the focus of the microwave broadcast from the meters to get a reading.They certainly do not lower costs to the benefit of the consumers as that is one of our complaints that our bills go up once they are installed sometimes twice as much.

Full regulatory compliance - The New York State Public Service Commission approves all meters used by New York utilities, including Central Hudson (under public service law has adopted American National Standards Institute (“ANSI”) code as the safety standards for approved meters (under public service law 16 NYCRR 93.3). The Federal Communications Commission, which regulates radio frequency emissions nationally, has also adopted ANSI radio frequency standards. Utilities, including Central Hudson, follow state and national standards for installed meters.

Public process - Each time the Commission approves a new type of meter, a notice is published pursuant to the State Administrative Procedures Act (“SAPA”), and all New York citizens and governmental entities have an opportunity to participate in the proceeding.Their Public Process would be more public and more effective if the customers were notified in their billing notices of the hearings instead of by chance someone noticing a public notice in the paper which most people do not read anymore.

Models used - Residential meters installed by Central Hudson are the General Electric I-210 family of meters including the I-210, 1-210+, I-210+N, and I-210+C; and the Itron Centron family of meters including the C1SR, CN1SR, and C1S. They have been approved by the New York State Public Service Commission and meet applicable safety standards. These digital and ERT meters do not store energy use data and cannot read energy usage for individual appliances. Information about energy use is never shared with third parties, such as energy service companies, without customer permission.The The I-210 meters are called the Smart Meter Family by General Electric and never called an ERT meter in the field according to 3 tech reps.  who I spoke with in  GE's  smart meter division.

Analog no longer manufactured - Central Hudson, like all utilities, is gradually switching from analog meters (which are no longer manufactured) to digital meters. The digital meters are approved by the Commission and run on the same electric current as did the analog meters. Central Hudson is required to test approximately 3.5 percent of its residential meters per year, and in doing so replaces older analog meters with digital ERT meters. ERT meters are also installed in new construction or to replace meters which may be damaged.This is an absolute twist of the truth as there are three companies nationwide who re-manufacture analog meters that meet or exceed ANSI requirements . Hialeah Meter Company, who also meets California's strict type A certification and a dealer for General Electric is   based in  Florida and  is one of them. What the utilities are doing  is throwing away perfectly salvageable  analog meters that could be re-manufactured or refurbished . This is  absolutely not ecological as the new digital meters have a much heavier ecological footprint and contain a hundred years of  what is called "embedded energy" unlike the analog meters.The Hialeah Meter ZZCompany analog meters exceed the C12 ANSI standard of being  within 3% accuracy to 1% accuracy which is more accurate than when these meters were first manufactured.These analog meters are use by other states in their opt-out programs.

Well within safe limits - Studies performed by other parties have shown these that meters typically emit much lower than 1 percent of FCC and ANSI standards*, and in many cases meet or exceed the more stringent and conservative BioInitiative Report recommendation. FCC safety standards for radio signals require a Maximum Permissible Exposure (“MPE”) equal to or less than 0.61mW/cm2 (0.61 milliwatts per square centimeter) for signals in the 900 MHz range; while the BioInitiative Report recommendation, which falls below all international standards, is 0.0001 mW/cm2. Signals taken by a local resident from ERT meters installed by Central Hudson peaked at 0.00012 mW/cm2, and when adjusted for the 30 minute time weighted average falls in the range of 0.0000002 mW/cm2. This information is false and inaccurate as the distance from the ERT/Smart Digital Meter was 6 feet where I got a a high reading of 1200 micro watts per meter squared. At 3 feet from the ERT/Smart Digital Meter my test meter went of the charts. That means that it had to be higher than 2,000 micro watts per meter squared.Their  figure of 0.00012 micro watts per centimeter squared is totally wrong when you do the conversion from micro watts per meter squared to micro watts per centimer squared.There are 10,000 microwatts per meter squared in one micro watt per centimeter meter squared. So if you multiply the reading which was 1,200 micro watts per meter squared by 0.0001 you will get 0.12 not 0.00012 as Central Hudson has inaccurately stated and misinformed its customers. Check out conversion table at http://www.safelivingtechnologies.ca/PDF%27s/Conversion%20Chart%20%C2%B5W-1.pdf  That means that the statement by Central Hudson that emissions measured by a local resident (that's me) are below the Bioinitiative Report of 2012 is totally false as adverse effects have been observed at  .03 where DNA gets damaged and reproductive systems interferred with.The reading of .12 micro watts is above the Bioinitiative Report adverse effects reading not under it. Also Central Hudson  describes the Bioinitiative Report as "strict and conservative". Either it's safe or not safe. Central Hudson needs to Stop playing games with words. The Bioinitiative Report of 2012  based it's maximum exposure standard at the point where adverse effects started showing up in peer- reviewed studies.

  • * Standards are based upon testing performed at a distance of three feet, directly in front of meters for a 30 minute period, as this represents a “worst-case” scenario. Signal strength falls off sharply with distance and by natural and man-made barriers (e.g. meter sockets and buildings).
  • According the American Cancer Society, “There is no clear evidence at this time that RF (radio frequency) waves from smart meters (or other devices) can cause harmful health effects. The low levels of energy from RF waves have not been clearly shown to cause problems even at close range, and the energy decreases the farther a person is from the transmission source.” Although ERT meters are not smart meters, the radio signals by ERT meters are similar to or weaker than smart meters. For more information, see http://m.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/athome/smart-meters   The American Cancer Society use to say that tobacco was safe.Their largest contributor to this day is the Tobacco Industry.On top of that The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)  ,A World Health Organization affiliate, has classified electromagnetic radiation (EMR)  which is what is emitted from smart meters, a class 2B possible carcinogen :http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf   The chief scientist for IARC has stated that if the IARC convenes again he would reclassify EMR a class 2A probable carcinogen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wARxnaxrRKk.

State regulators approve use of ERT meters: The New York State Public Service Commission concludes that numerous scientific and medical studies have determined that there are no proven health threats from ERT meters, and recommends several third-party reports that may help to provide a further understanding of meters and radio signals. Although the reports focus on smart meters, Central Hudson uses ERT technology, which provides only one-way communication and uses generally weaker signals than smart meters:The signals can be just as strong.

Other common sources of radio signals - There are many sources of radio signals in the home including radios, televisions, cordless phones, cell phones, tablets, Wi-Fi, and other modern devices.All the devices mentioned here by Central Hudson can be turned off.You can't turn off your digital ERT/Smart Meter even in the case of the opt-out meter.it is always producing Dirty Electricity.That's a big difference and one that Central Hudson obviously does not want you to understand.

Not same as smart meters - Central Hudson meter readers must be within close proximity of ERT meters in order to obtain a reading, as the meters do not have any smart meter capabilities.Again not true.What makes a meter smart is it can communicate. Although the ERT/Smart Meter is a one way device it is still broadcasting microwave frequencies out into your environment outside and inside.General Electric has their  ERT Meter listed in their Smart Meter family on the product info page of their website.

Safer for our meter readers, less-intrusive for our customers - Reading ERT meters is safer than reading conventional meters, as there is less need to enter homes and yards, and readings are often taken from driveways or front walks.These meters are not safer for the meter reader as the reader becomes  the focus of the broadcasts from these digital meters.So he or she is being irradiated all day long reading these meters. The broadcasts can travel through houses let alone their bodies.

More efficient - Remote meter reading reduces costs by allowing one meter reader to collect data from more meters than is possible for other meters.The reduced costs are a benefit to Central Hudson and no one else and at the expense of our health.

Meter tampering can cause serious injury or death - It is very dangerous and illegal for customers to remove Central Hudson’s meter and replace it with another meter of their choice. Improper changing of a meter can result in serious injury or death and should only be attempted by authorized utility personnel. Metering tampering is also punishable by law.All of a sudden they are concerned about our health when you might have to replace the meter because due to health consequences when  they won't replace it. You have a constitutional right to defend yourself when they won't act to safeguard you.Go to "About Us" link with arrow on top left side of this page to see what happened to us and read documents posted on top of page to order them to remove digital meter.

Never place barriers that prevent removal of meters – Central Hudson requires access to meters at all times in order to take readings and for safety reasons, for example during emergencies. Meters are also the property of the utility. Never place barriers or take steps that prevent utility employees from accessing or removing meters.Another false statement. They can shut off power to your house from the pole.They did at our house. We saw them do it.

Opt-out program; change of meter location - Customers may opt out of having an ERT meter installed, or hire an electrician to move and attach the meter pan at a location away from their house if desired at their expense.The opt- out is not sufficient to protect you from Dirty Electricity created by all digital meters,ERT or Opt-Out, as they all  have a device called a switching mode power supply that makes dirty electricity 24/7.All in all it is obvious that Central Hudson has a company program of misinformation to deceive it's customers to the health hazzard imposed on them with digital meters installed without their consent.