Pennsylvania AMI Smart Meter Problems Escalating For Everyone; What To Do Now

By Catherine J. Frompovich

The AMI Smart Meter ‘vigoro’ currently is hitting the bureaucratic fan BIG time in Pennsylvania and citizens really are distraught.  Since I happen to be the researcher for Pennsylvania Smart Meter Awareness (PASMA) and also have a highly publicized pro se case for refusing an AMI Smart Meter on medical reasons before the PA PUC, I get phone calls and emails daily from Pennsylvanians ready to pull out their hair regarding the harassment they receive from electric utility companies telling them their electric service will be turned off by a certain date if they do not submit to the retrofit of an AMI Smart Meter.  Furthermore, if the service is turned off, it will cost in excess of $1600 to reconnect!

The ironic part about this harassment is their electric bills are paid in full with no balances due either!

The folks, who phone and email, tell stories that their spouses have cancer and can’t be subjected to the EMFs/RFs that AMI SMs emit.  Others tell of their autistic children for whom they fear will be compromised further by EMFs affecting brain and central nervous system functions.  Still others tell of having experienced strokes or have implanted pace makers and the idea of being subjected to EMFs that could interfere with the device frightens them beyond belief.  Then there are others who, after researching what AMI SMs do, i.e., surveillance of each home and the appliances in it, decide they don’t want to be subjected to surveillance and all the sinusoidal waves (“dirty electricity”) in the gigahertz range AMI SMs place on copper electric wires inside house walls.  They really get the living daylights scared out of them when they realize house wiring is built to handle only 60Hz whereas AMI SMs send gigahertz ranges of 2.4 GHz or higher over those wires.

Many folks question and fear fire hazards, and rightfully so.  And then, there are those unfortunate folks who are electromagnetically hypersensitive (EHS) or what the medical profession designates as “idiopathic environmental intolerance” (IEI), and still PA state agencies don’t recognize those medical issues and address them properly!   Where’s the law in all of this that is to protect citizens from harm?

The above stories touch only the very tip of the AMI SM debacle and problems the PA PUC created for Pennsylvanians by rewriting HB2200 and the regulations for Act 129 to reflect what the PA PUC believed the state legislature passed into law, when in reality an OPT-IN Bill/Law was enacted!

In many ways the problems Pennsylvanians are experiencing, i.e., harassment and utility cut off threatening letters for a necessity of modern life–electricity, can be equated with discrimination, something the black folks experienced and fought back against: Their basic human and civil rights!

Everyone in the United States of America has the right to live free of fear, harassment, assault and battery—intentional or inadvertent, and the right to protect one’s life, health and family from what one perceives as contrary to vested-interest-consensus-science, as EMFs/RFs are proven to emit health-damaging non-thermal radiation waves.  There are those unfortunate citizens whose health needs must be factored in and met with regard to subjecting them to EMFs/RFs by law or not have electric power.  Don’t they do such things in China, North Korea or some banana republic?  But not in the USA?  Think twice and remember the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!

So what can consumers do?  Below is the Press Release PASMA issued July 18, 2017, which addresses the issue and how to fight back to preserve our God-given unalienable and Constitutional rights being denied by ‘fiat decree’ from a Pennsylvania state administrative agency, the PA PUC.

The ironic part about the AMI Smart Meter issue is that other U.S. states recognize Americans right to choice and personal security/health issues by providing opt-outs and/or work-arounds, but not the PA Public Utility Commission.  Isn’t that an indication of some sort of discrimination against a certain class of Pennsylvanians?


PASMA has been hearing almost constantly from customers who refuse AMI Smart Meters on to their electric service about harassment techniques from several electric utility companies across Pennsylvania. The tactics employed are not in keeping with either U.S. or Pennsylvania Constitutional guarantees to life, liberty and the pursuit of safety insofar as citizens must be provided with choice in the matter of how modern electric service impacts their health.

The mandated retrofitting of AMI Smart Meters, which pump out 2.4 plus gigahertz (A Gigahertz [GHz] is a frequency equal to one billion hertz or cycles per second) onto in-wall, 60-Hz-rated-electric wires (fire hazard?), has caused much suffering for those who either are electromagnetically hypersensitive (EHS) or exhibit idiopathic environmental intolerance (IEI)—the medical diagnosis; suffer with chronic diseases, e.g., cancer, MS, Alzheimer’s, etc.; children on the Autism Spectrum; those who suffer with multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), plus an entire host of illnesses affected by non-thermal radiation microwaves from AMI Smart Meters.

A classic case regarding EHS was that of the late Susan Kreider, RN, who suffered terribly as a result of previously having been damaged during nursing school from vaccinations she received in order to complete her studies.  Nurse Kreider filed a formal case and lawsuit with the U.S. Vaccine Court and after sixteen years was paid a monetary settlement.  As an apparent result of Nurse Kreider’s impaired immune system, she was left with certain health issues that were exacerbated by EMFs/RFs emitted by the AMI Smart Meter PECO retrofitted on to her home’s service.

Nurse Kreider passed into spirit life November 10, 2016 after a long, frustrating legal battle to keep the analog meter she was forced to put on to her home service in order to be able to live in her house!

Susan represented herself pro se before the PA Public Utility Commission’s Administrative Law Court.

However, some very damning information has surfaced in the form of Majority Chairman, House Consumer Affairs Commission Robert W. Godshall’s letter dated October 7, 2015 addressed to Gladys M. Brown, Chairman, PA Public Utility Commission (a copy PASMA has obtained).   In the two-page, four paragraph letter, Rep. Godshall seems to be sticking his nose where it does not belong and he should have known better than to write such a letter.  That interference by Godshall was address in Secretary of the PA PUC Commission Rosemary Chiavetta’s letter to Godshall dated October 7, 2015 wherein Chiavetta said:

Since this matter is still pending a final decision by the Commission, and Chairman Brown and the Commissioners will be voting on the final adjudication of these matters, they are prohibited from responding to your letter due to the statutory prohibition on ex-parte communications at 66Pa.C.S. Section 334(c).  Please be advised that your comments will be served to all parties in this proceeding, and will be made public in the Commission’s record at the above docket numbers.

Chairman Godshall is infamous for his callous remarks to constituents and others that he would never report out of committee numerous AMI Smart Meter Opt-Out Bills introduced over the last 6 years by PA legislators to correct the inhumane interpretation by the PA PUC of Act 129, which mandates people must gamble with their health and possibly become sick in order to have electric service in Pennsylvania.

However, if customers refuse an AMI Smart Meter, they receive cut-off threats and repeated harassment that their service will be disconnected, even though all their bills are paid in full. That should be illegal and prosecutable at law for harassment and threats, because Pennsylvanians understand that Act 129 (2008) was written, voted upon and signed into law as an OPT-IN Bill with no Opt-Out clauses necessary!  See HB2200/Act 129 (2008) §2807(f)7(2)(i) “Upon request from a customer that agrees to pay the cost of the smart meter at the time of the request.”

Furthermore, presenting a pro se case before the PA PUC Administrative Law Court seems to be nothing short of a sham exercise since the final decision is made by the Commission members, and not the Court, according to Secretary Chiavetta’s letter to Godshall dated October 7, 2015.

It’s time PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro and the PA state Legislature get involved in investigating the problems the PA PUC, Chairman Godshall and utility companies have created for thousands of Pennsylvanians who want nothing more than to live peacefully without being subjected to non-thermal radiation EMF/RF waves, which are documented scientifically to damage human health in various and sundry ways.


Send formal complaints NOW to the PA PUC; the PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro; and the Pennsylvania Office Of Consumer Advocate, 55 Walnut St., 5th Floor Forum Place, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1923—Phone number 800-684-6560; FAX 717-783-7152; email

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich is now available

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3 Comments on "Pennsylvania AMI Smart Meter Problems Escalating For Everyone; What To Do Now"

  1. dumb and dumber contributions

  2. My plans are to move out of here.I was painting around the smart meter and was up on the ladder about a foot from the body felt like it was sizzling and I thought I was having a heart attack my ears were screaming and I had one hell of a time getting off the ladder cause I was too dizzy to function.I laid out on the cement floor for about 45 minutes before I could walk.Now I fell weak and shaky and my joints are freezing up with a lot of pain.What kind of people are these that would inflict pain and suffering on other humans? I’m just going to move out of Pa.Thank you for your efforts in this.

    • What kind of people? People that want to control everyone’s lives. People that don’t believe in individual liberty. People that believe that they know better than you how to live your life. Socialists.

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