Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Smart meter opponents rally in Albany
|ALBANY – A group of residents from Ulster County and other parts of the state rallied in Albany on Tuesday, urging the state legislature to grant homeowners the choice of having smart electric meters or analog meters in their homes.
The Stop Meter organizations object to the deployment of digital utility meters. One of the rally organizers, Weston Blelock of Woodstock, claims the smart meters have adverse effects.
“They spew toxic microwave radiation in people’s homes,” Blelock said. “They cause dust, dirty electricity, and they can, upon occasion, explode, cause fires, and be hacked, so there are privacy issues.”
The two groups with representation in Albany on Tuesday were Stop Smart Meters Woodstock and Stop Smart Meters New York.