Podcast: Smart meters are a dumb idea, says one delegate

Delegate Glen Glass

Delegate Glen Glass

Are smart meters for electric usage a dumb idea? Del. Glen Glass, R-Harford, has a bill to allow consumers to opt out of the smart meters, calling them intrusive and bad for your health. Listen to this podcast by reporter Duane Keenan.


About The Author

Len Lazarick


Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of MarylandReporter.com and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.

1 Comment

  1. NotInMyHome

    I attended the committee hearing yesterday. There was impressive testimony confirming the horrendous health problems caused by smart meters, as well as the insidious invasion of privacy. (the 24/7 home data capture and transmission to central site is clearly a 4th amendment violation, given the home surveillance without a warrant). More telling, though, was the incredibly WEAK testimony from utility reps. When BGE rep (Mr. Butz) was asked if there was a single federal safety study that might allay Maryland citizens’ health concerns, his reply was: “None that we’re aware of”. Also, when another utility rep tried to defend by noting a federal study had been done on the RF emissions – when then asked if the study simulated the 24/7 constant RF emissions frequency, he weakly admitted: “No, that study was done using only two-minute bursts”. GEE – I GUESS WE CAN ALL FEEL SAFER NOW? Every Maryland citizen needs to attend the PSC hearing in May and demand an opt out – as well as refuse to accept the smart meters until adequate safety testing is done!!!