CONGRESS WARNED ‘CATASTROPHIC DANGER’ LOOMING
….“Washington remains gridlocked between lobbying by NERC and the wealthy electric power industry, and the recommendations of the congressional EMP Commission and other independent scientific and strategic experts on the other hand,” he said.
“The states should not wait for Washington to act, but should act now to protect themselves,” he said.
One announced presidential candidate, Ben Carson, commented recently on the issue.
“If urgent steps are not taken to make the bulk power distribution system for our electricity – better known as ‘the grid’ – more resilient, we could face the loss of possibly many tens, if not hundreds, of millions of lives. If that seems unbelievable, just think about how long you and those you love would last if there were no access to clean water, food, medicine, finances, communications, transportation or any of the other goods and services supplied by our critical infrastructures. If there is no electricity, none of them will work.”