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VIDEO: Smart Meters Spark Debate in Shelby Twp.

Conversation heated up Tuesday at the Shelby Township Board of Trustees meeting when DTE representatives came to speak about smart meters.

For more information about smart meters in Shelby Township, contact Bob Sitkauskas, DTE Energy manager of AM at sitkauskasr@DTEenergy.com.

Matt Guarnieri June 10, 2011 at 08:51 PM
No one could see this coming? People were asking about "New World Order" and some thing called "section 38". Although I do enjoy watching the couple from Shelby Township get all fired up, the 5 people from out of the area were crazy. Electricity is not mandated, like cell phones and other elective services the people can "opt out" of the electrical grid and have their power shut off but if you want to use the service you kind of have to use it with whatever rules the provider requires. This is the problem with the protest, electricity is a service, not a right. If Shelby Township required you to accept electricity into your house maybe I could see a way out for the couple.
Matt Guarnieri June 11, 2011 at 01:33 AM
I have uploaded a couple videos from my research when I did the blog: http://shelby-utica.patch.com/blog_posts/smart-meters-101 Also here are a couple links if people are interested in learning more from both sides. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwL1ErzM5vM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLeCTaSG2-U Not an expert, can't pick a side yet but people can make up their own minds.

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