OTHER COMMUNITY ISSUES – The Community Rights Coalition of Jefferson County is currently concerned for several projects in our community. The following concerns are being studied and some members of the coalition are actively involved educating the community and public about these issues.
– Smart Meters in the city of Port Townsend- are they safe? What will installing these meters cost our community?
Information provided by O’Neill Louchard, and Virginia Arnett Wald
The news article was from the Leader, of June19th and written by Tristan Heigler. To quote from p17:
Automatic Monitoring The council also approved 5-1 a motion (Gray opposed) allowing Timmons to finalize a contract with the state and Honeywell Building Solutions for installing 4,661 automatic water meter readers. The $2 million project would have a positive cash flow of $2,900 every year, according to Timmons, since it would eliminate one full-time position and save on vehicle and gas costs. The automatic readers would transmit radio signals to city staff, eliminating the need to manually check each meter. Timmons said he has to finalize the financing on the 15.5 year contract, but he anticipates it being approved at July 1 regular council meeting. Councilor Deborah Stinson said the recommendation came out of the joint city-county Climate Action Committee because it reduces green house gas emission by lowering driving activity…. Other Options Timmons said he is looking at the possibility of selling lumber on land the city owns, as well as surplusing some empty city properties in order to defray the capital fees on water and sewer….
What are the concerns about Smartmeters?
- A very good general site with many links to specific aspects – http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?
- A trailer for a coming SmartMeter documentary – http://takebackyourpower.net/
- On the same site, Bristish MP’s tell of SmartMeter risks resulting in SmartMeter Moratorium http://takebackyourpower.net/
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- Also on the same site, world renowned doctor tells of SmartMeter health risks – http://takebackyourpower.net/
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The Washington State Department of Ecology is forcing counties to allow finfish aquaculture in their Shoreline Master Programs. CRC does not support this action and is vigorously campaigning against these fish farms moving to our county and the Puget Sound. Fish farms are breeding grounds for viruses, diseases, and parasites that can spread to wild fish. They create fish waste that is contaminated with toxins and creates dead zones. Many times, they are contaminated with dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyl, and persistent insecticides, which are not especially healthy as food. They threaten commercial, tribal, and sport fisheries and related tourism, which are more economically important to Washington.
Here is a link to an online petition that would be sent to Governor Inslee regarding this issue. Please sign: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/no-to-more-factory-fish
Here is a link to Free online viewing of the documentary Salmon Confidential. Important – Please watch!