At PUC Hearing, a Push for Smart Meter Opt-Out Plan

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In front of a crowd of more than 200 people, the Public Utility Commission on Tuesday heard repeated calls to create an opt-out program for people who do not want smart electric meters installed at their homes.

Included in those calling for such a program was a member of the Legislature.

“To some degree, as a member of the Legislature, I feel I owe you members of the PUC an apology for making this your problem, rather than a problem for the Legislature," said state Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview. "In hindsight, the Legislature should have specified a specific opt-out or ...

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