Calif. County Bans Smart Meters, Files Injunction to Keep PG&E from Installing

Lake County, California, has passed a moratorium on the installation of smart meters.

An excerpt from Lake County News:

Before an audience of concerned citizens, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to take a three-pronged approach to challenging Pacific Gas & Electric’s installation of SmartMeters in the county.

The three prongs include approving a letter to be sent to legislators, the governor and a variety of organizations that lobby for local governments in favor of AB 37, which requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) determine SmartMeter alternatives by January 2012 for customers who want to opt out.

The board also passed an urgency ordinance instituting a moratorium on the installations locally, which PG&E officials said began in late February. County Counsel Anita Grant said the moratorium she drafted was “substantially the same” as ordinances approved in Santa Cruz and Marin counties.

But perhaps the sharpest prong of all was the board’s direction to county staff to move forward with legal action to seek an injunction against PG&E to give AB 37 time to get through the Legislature.

Read the article in its entirety.


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