Friday, June 3, 2011

WATCH: Rep. Trent Franks Testifies About Electromagnetic Pulse Threats

Arizona Rep. Trent Franks (R-CD2) has become Congress' expert on the protecting ourselves from the threat of manmade and/or natural electromagnetic pulses (EMPs).  He testified before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power on Wednesday (video below), and made the case for his SHIELD Act (Secure High-voltage Infrastructure for Electricity from Lethal Damage Act).

Although I have not yet had the opportunity to review the video, the case that Franks makes about the need for securing our electric grid from EMPs is encapsulated in this news release from February.  Franks has signed up a bi-partisan group of 24 co-sponsors for the bill, and has even started a Congressional EMP Caucus for like-minded Representatives.

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