JAMES ROBERT DEAL ATTORNEY PLLC
PO Box 2276, Lynnwood, Washington 98036
Telephone 425-771-1110, Fax 425-776-8081
December 4, 2018
SNOHOMISH PUD SHOULD RECONSIDER
ELECTRONIC AND SMART METERS
Snohomish County PUD
Attention: Kathleen Vaughn, Sidney Logan, Tanya Olson, Rebecca Wolf
2320 California Street
Everett WA 98201
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John Gregory, Distribution Services manager
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Mike Kreidler, Insurance Commissioner
5000 Capitol Blvd SE Tumwater WA 98501
PO Box 40257 Olympia WA 98504-0257
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Dear PUD Commissioners and others,
I am writing today to address two issues. The first relates to the fact that I installed a solar roof on our home. PUD is requiring that I
have two unsafe and shoddy non-communicating electronic meters attached to our home as a pre-condition for connecting our new solar roof to the grid.
The second issue is that the PUD is planning to install communicating smart meters on all its customers in the near future.
On January 9, 2018, I sent a letter to Snohomish County PUD, which is available online at www.jamesrobertdeal.org/avoid-GE-digital-electronic-meters. The letter included 24 requests for production of documents pursuant to RCW 42.56.
PUD attorney Anne L. Spangler responded with the attached letter, which is available at www.jamesrobertdeal.org/response-from-snopud-to-deal-1-10-18.
Although Attorney Spangler said that PUD would respond to my request for production of documents, PUD has not done so.
For your general enlightenment regarding the profitable fraud known as smart meters, I am also sending you a May 4, 2018, letter which I sent to Seattle officials. It is available online at www.JamesRobertDeal.org/demand-that-seattle-ban-smart-meters-and-5G.
In her response, Attorney Spangler made numerous incorrect arguments, however, and my initial assertions go unrebutted.
The most serious
and revealing problem with electronic meters is that they both belch out electromagnetic radiation. Non-broadcasting meters emit dirty electricity in lower frequency bans, which sickens many people. Broadcasting smart meters emit both dirty electricity and also microwave radiation in the gigahertz range, which is even more sickening and harmful.
The World Health Organization has declared that electromagnetic radiation causes cancer, and that includes radiation from cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi, microwave ovens, baby monitors, self-driving cars,
and smart meters. We have already overdone it when it comes to electromagnetic radiation, and electronic meters add to the problem.
The PUD has been put on notice by Lloyds of London that what I am saying is true
because the PUD cannot buy insurance against the harms that these meters will cause . This includes harm both to property and harm to health.
of London and other ultimate reinsurance underwriters refuse to cover injury or damage from electromagnetic radiation (EMF). Lloyd’s of London writes:
“The Electromagnetic Fields Exclusion … is applied across the market as standard.”
The exclusion includes:
“Bodily injury, property damage, or personal and advertising injury…provided that such injury or damage results from or is contributed to by the pathological properties of electromagnetic radiation.”
This information comes from CFC Underwriting, UK agent for Lloyd’s of London.
Electromagnetic radiation does cause cancer. It may take many years for the cancer to appear, but it will. And PUD will have no insurance to cover the many claims which will be filed.
I work from my home office. I have two property insurance policies. One covers my personal property and the other covers my business equipment. My business policy excludes coverage for surges. This is now standard in policies covering businesses.
Attorney Spangler makes the standard Big Wireless false assertion that PUD’s liability ends at the meter and that property owners are responsible for everything that happens past the meter. She cites PUD’s Terms and Conditions for Service. However, these are neither laws nor court holdings. They are wishful thinking , and they cannot change the law of torts .
PUD is proposing to force me to replace an all-metal meter which does not get hot, cannot catch fire, which does not produce stray current, which is grounded, which contains a robust spark gap protector , which is low in cost, which will last for 40 years , and which does not devalue our property . PUD is proposing that I replace it with two flimsy electronic meter s which get hot, which catch fire, which produce stray current, which are not grounded, which have an inadequate absorptive varistor as its only surge protection , which are expensive, which only last five to seven years , and which will reduce the value of my propoerty .
Attorney Spangler says that the easement I gave is open-ended. However, the law says otherwise. My predecessor in ownership gave PUD a utility easement
against our property . However, that easement was not open ended. It is limited to the uses “originally contemplated”. The general rule according to the Washington courts regarding limitations on the extent of easements is:
We believe the servient owner is entitled to impose reasonable restraints on the right-of-way to avoid a greater burden on the servient owner’s estate than that originally contemplated in the easement grant, so long as such restraints do not unreasonably interfere with the dominant owner’s use”…. Rupert v. Gunter, 31 Wn. App. 27, (1982)”.
The burden originally contemplated was for an all-metal meter which does not get hot, which cannot catch fire, which does not produce stray current, which is grounded, and which contains a robust spark gap protector. It also contemplated a meter which would be low in cost
and last a long time and not devalue our property.
To exceed the scope of the easement is to violate
my property rights. It is an impermissible taking of my property. It is a trespass.
says “a meter is not a protective device”.
However, the easement my predecessor gave contemplate d a protective device . The flimsy electronic meters PUD proposes to put on our home could lead to all of our appliances, equipment, and wiring being fried.
Regarding the requests for production of documents which I submitted, one purpose for submitting them was to
wake up members of the PUD and compel them to study these issues.
The previous city council and mayor of Seattle voted ten to zero to install smart meters. Seattle floated a $100 million bond issues to do this. Since then
it has had to raise rates. It will have to continue raising rates. Because electronic meters are always running , they consume more total electricity. That’s not green. The only savings will be that fewer employees will be needed to read meters. This will be far exceeded by the higher cost of electronic meters, the fact that they must be replaced more frequently, and because Seattle will have to set up a sinking fund so that in 10 or 15 years , which Seattle will be flooded with suits for cancer caused by the meters , it will be able to cover the damages that insurance will not cover .
The PUD needs to understand that electronic meters and smart meters are profitable fraud s.
There are many profitable frauds. The most famous one was tetraethyl lead , which poisoned our streets for around 60 years and is still sold in poor countries such as Afghanistan. It was added to gasoline to prevent knocking, ethanol accomplishes the same thing. www. fluoride- class- action.com/lead.
Roundup is another
conspicuous example. It is a known carcinogen. It kills essential bacteria in the digestive system and sickens people. www.jamesrobertdeal.org/tag/roundup .
The addition of industrial grade fluoride to drinking water is another
example. It does nothing to strengthen teeth , weakens bones, causes low thyroid condition, causes miscarriages, and causes a host of additional problems. The industrial grade fluoride contains so much lead that reliable sources show that fluoridation ad d s 3.0 trillion atoms of lead to each liter of Everett drinking water. www.Fluoride-Class-Action.com/what-is-in-it.
Electronic meters and smart meters are another profitable fraud. Obama was looking for shovel ready projects
, and the smart meter people rushed in with their bad idea. The Department of Energy subsided much of the transition.
PUD members need to understand that they cannot trust the revolving door federal agencies. They have all been taken over by the industries they regulate. It works like this: Big Wireless contributes to members of Congress. Congress enacts favorable legislation and appoints Big Wireless cronies to the Department of Energy. The cronies get big bonuses before they go to work for
government, and after they return to their jobs with Big Wireless they get more big bonuses.
I reserve the right to update this letter with additional information.
James Robert Deal, Attorney
WSBA Number 8103