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Maine's high court confirms smart meter safety decision

About 600,000 so-called "smart meters" installed in homes and businesses by Central Maine Power pose no credible threat to health and safety, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court concluded that smart meter critics wanted an "impractically high" standard for safety and that the Maine Public Utilities Commission properly concluded that the public's health is not at risk from the smart meters in use across the state.

The approach of smart meter foes "would require an impractically high threshold for ensuring safety, and as a result would render nearly all utilities unsafe," Justice Andrew Mead wrote.