Is the power grid vulnerable to terrorists? FEC chair raises alarm

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  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Even if it wasn't a terrorist attack, the methodology of the gunmen was scary enough to raise questions about how vulnerable the grid really is. Two gunmen went under a highway through a power culvert, cut fiber optic cables carrying phone and Internet service, then fired over a hundred rounds into transformers and other equipment that caused $16 million damage. But short of putting armed guards at every substation, I'm at a loss to understand how they're going to improve security. If a terrorist finds the right substation, an attack like that could bring down the grid across multiple states. It's impossible.
     
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    There was a terrorist attack on a California substation in December and it was hardly reported on at all.
     
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    Thanks you doing your part to retake this country.
     
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    That's the one the FNC story and I spoke of.
     

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