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Capitol Hill Hearing to Address Weaknesses in Electrical Grid

MEDIA ADVISORY      
May 6, 2014
For More Information contact:
Emily Cashel
703-739-5920/800-536-5920
 
Capitol Hill Hearing to Address Weaknesses in Electrical Grid
Executive Director of the National and Homeland Security Task Force, a Congressional Committee, to Testify on Threat to Critical Infrastructure
 
Washington, DC The House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies will hold a hearing on Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and its threat to the Critical Infrastructure on Thursday May 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm. 
 
“EMP [Electromagnetic Pulse] is a clear and present danger and a far greater threat than severe weather,” says Dr. Peter Pry, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security.  “A solar flare narrowly missed the Earth in July 2012, and nuclear EMP attack from terrorists or rogue states, as practiced by North Korea during the nuclear crisis of 2013, are both existential threats that could kill 9 of 10 Americans through starvation, disease, and societal collapse.
“Passage of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act to protect the national electric grid is urgently necessary.”
            What: 
Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): Threat to Critical Infrastructure
 
            When:            
Thursday May 8, 2014
                                    2:00 – 4:00 pm EST
 
            Where:          
311 Cannon House Office Building
                                    New Jersey and Independence Ave, SE
                                    Washington, DC
 
            Who:             
Dr. Peter V. Pry, Executive Director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security
The Secure the Grid Coalition is an ad hoc group of policy, energy, and national security experts, legislators, and industry insiders who are dedicated to strengthening America’s electrical grid. The Coalition aims to raise awareness to the national and international threat of EMP as well as pass legislation to strengthen the grid.
 
For more information about the work of the Coalition and to sign a petition calling for our most indispensable critical infrastructure to be hardened, visit:  www.SecureTheGrid.com.
For more information please contact Emily Cashel with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at ecashel@sbpublicaffairs.com or at (703) 739-5920.
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