CHEBOYGAN, MICHIGAN– A woman with severe electrosensitivity who requires a breathing machine has been disconnected from the electric grid after swapping out the unsanctioned smart digital meter on her home and having a safer electro-mechanical analog meter installed, per her physician’s recommendations.
Jaime and Joe Chimner are currently living without electricity though they have paid their bill in full. The utility, “Consumers Energy,” is taking the position that every customer must have a new digital smart meter, with our without the consent of the resident.
Following removal of the digital meter from the home, Jaime’s doctors considered her improvement “amazing.” They have documented the changes in her health, and have written letters stating that the digital meter is the only cause they can find for the symptoms she experienced. One doctor wrote a prescription for an analog meter.
Last Thursday evening, Jaime and her husband met with Dennis McKee, Consumers Energy’s slick spokesman. He told her that he was going to have her power shut off, despite the terrible health effects suffered, and despite the fact that once the meter was removed, the health effects disappeared. When Jaime asked to speak to someone higher up, McKee said “I have personally made the decision that you will be shut off if you do not accept the digital meter. There is nowhere else to go.”
Jaime says, “I won’t put a death sentence on myself, so we have said no to the digital meter.”
As readers of this site know, this position is untenable and unlawful, and those living in Michigan and around the world are being asked to refuse cooperation or consent to the smart grid, a system of utility exploitation, particularly serious for those injured or disabled by EMF radiation. Michigan’s Smart Meter Education Network
(SMEN) is just one of the many groups
working with the media to try and shed light on these violations, and to organize local resistance to defend those harmed by utility equipment, or unfairly deprived of essential public services.