Congress Warned ‘Catastrophic Danger’ Looming -’Political Gridlock’ Could Get Millions Killed

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The lack of a will among politicians in Washington to protect America’s future, and potentially the lives of millions of Americans, is the reason why there is no plan to secure America’s national grid system from an electromagnetic pulse attack, according to testimony delivered to Congress on Wednesday.

Such an attack could come through nature, such as a massive solar flare that puts Earth in a bull’s-eye, but also could come through a nuclear explosion at altitude in the atmosphere above the U.S.

Such an explosion would not necessarily have to be incredibly high-tech, experts have confirmed – simply a nuclear bomb that would produce those EMP waves that could kill much of America’s power grid.

At a joint hearing Wednesday before the subcommittees on national security and the interior, under the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, subject matter expert Peter Pry said, “Political gridlock in Washington is preventing the federal government from implementing any of the several cost-effective plans to protect the national grid.”

Pry, executive director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security, a congressional advisory board, said there is so little effort to address the danger that most state governments aren’t even aware they have options to protect their portion of the grid, and so protect their citizens from the “catastrophic consequences of a national blackout.”

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