The conflict that's been going on in West Marin over PG&E's installation of SmartMeters has gotten a little more volatile. Protests have taken place the past two days in Inverness, with residents trying to block the meters from being installed. From today's Marin Independent Journal:
In an escalation of protests against Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s SmartMeters, opponents Monday and Tuesday jousted with employees of a company PG&E hired to install the meters in Inverness.
"Yesterday we got a report there were four Wellington Energy trucks going towards Inverness," Katharina Sandizell, of Point Reyes Station, said Tuesday. "We have a phone tree, so we got together and basically stopped them..."
Opponents of the meters blocked the path to some houses as Wellington employees approached. In other cases, they videotaped and photographed the Wellington employees. Police were called by Wellington twice. No arrests were made, however.
That last line, about the no arrests? That was yesterday.