Texas Smart Meter Hearing Draws Impassioned Testimony

A Texas Senate committee heard sometimes emotional testimony Tuesday about smart electric meter installations, as opponents of the installations argued that their rights had been violated.

“Every consumer should be given a choice and not an ultimatum,” Dallas resident Pam Colquitt told the Senate Business and Commerce Committee. She said she denied representatives of Oncor, the local utility company, the right to access her property, but they installed them a few weeks later anyway. Colquitt said she was “deeply concerned about the health hazards” associated with the meters.

As instructed by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the committee was looking ...

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