Today Tom McMillin shared with his constituents the following on his Facebook page:
Kathy Warras of West Bloomfield Township, stands next to the
Smart Meter she says has caused her terrible health problems,
including severe headaches.
I know many...maybe most of my FB friends don't have a problem with Smart Meters...but they are being imposed by a state-regulated monopoly and there are many who have concerns...and our state constitution says citizens have the right to petition their government - I'm holding a hearing on 12/2 to let them voice their concerns.
"State Rep. Tom McMillin, committee chair, called for the hearing after being contacted by many constituents and other citizens about privacy, health and safety concerns relating to the meters.
“With this hearing, we’re giving the people of Michigan an open and transparent platform to not only voice their concerns but hopefully have them addressed by public utility officials” said McMillin, R-Rochester Hills. “Residents have contacted my office, terrified that their power will be shut off after receiving letters from utility companies threatening to do just that if they don’t allow a smart meter to be installed on their home, even though they have a perfectly working analog meter.”
One of those constituents is Clarkston resident Georgetta Livingstone, a former engineering instructor at Oakland University, who said DTE cut her electricity this spring after she paid someone to install an analog meter back on her home.
“When the smart meter went on my home, I had a total breakout on my body. It looked like an allergic reaction,” said Livingstone. “I decided to take action myself, and had the analog meter put on.”
After her power was cut, she was reduced to “primitive life,” she said, having to use the restroom at a nearby Kroger and take showers at a neighbor’s home. When she searched for answers, she connected with the group working with McMillin.
“I was so glad that someone else sees the problem here,” Livingstone said. “These companies should allow the customer to have a choice ... I don’t want to be told what to do.”
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