On January 5, 2011, the EMF Safety Network filed an application requesting the Public Utilities Commission of California reconsider its decision to not investigate health-related issues raised by the EMF Safety Network and others opposed to the installation of smart meters. The application states the Commission has an obligation to ensure safe delivery of gas and electric service and has committed legal error by neglecting and deferring its utility regulation duties to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and should do the following:

  • Respond to requests for a smart meter moratorium submitted by thousands of people, including local jurisdictions
  • Order an immediate moratorium on the deployment of smart meters;
  • Hold public evidentiary hearings; and
  • Offer shielded wire alternatives or maintain existing electromechanical meter.

No decision on the application has been made yet. For more information on this case see my blog post of December 21, 2010.