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October 30, 2013

Opposition to Smart Meters Leads to Tulsa Hearing – Thursday 10/31/13

OK-SAFE, Inc. –Oklahoma Smart Meters and the Constitution

Tulsa County – A hearing on concerns associated with the forced use of smart meters in Oklahoma will be conducted in Tulsa County Court House on Thursday, October 31, 2013.

Smart MeterIn additional to the Constitutional question on the infringement of rights, Owasso resident Joe Exposito has serious concerns about the HEALTH/SAFETY/PRIVACY issues associated with the controversial meters.  

During the spring/summer of 2013 this Tulsa County resident obtained a permit from Tulsa County to replace his new Smart Meter with a standard analog electric meter.  Returning to the traditional style electric meter was necessary to counteract the numerous negative health effects Esposito began experiencing after the new Smart had been installed on his home.

Even though properly permitted to do so, PSO responded to the change in meters by turning off power to the home for 66 days, during the hottest days of the summer.

The resident’s attorneys negotiated with PSO, working out a compromise that restored power to the home for a few months (by by-passing the meter and averaging the utility bill).  However, a more permanent solution could not be reached.  

PSO is again threatening to turn off power to Esposito’s home, due to his continued refusal to accept a Smart Meter on his home.

The resident’s Constitutional concerns will be heard at 1:30 pm in the District Court of Tulsa County on Thursday October 31, 2013 by Judge Rebecca Nightingale.  The Tulsa County Court House is located at 500 S. Denver, in Tulsa, OK.

 

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