The Texas Senate Grid Security Summit:
The American Leadership and Policy Foundation and Texas Senator Bob Hall co-hosted the first ever Texas Grid Security Summit at the Texas State Capitol building in Austin, Texas and over 250 legislators, leaders, and defense experts from across the nation attended to learn about EMP risks and power grid vulnerabilities.
Experts from around the nation, including Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum, former CIA director R. James Woolsey, ALPF chairman, David Stuckenberg, and ALPF fellow Herschel Campbell and many others addressed critical
security concerns from high-impact threats that could cause a nationwide critical infrastructure collapse for a month or more, along with current and future state and federal legislative EMP protection and electric grid security efforts.
These threats, while not new, has received more attention in recent years due to the complex and devastating Fukushima disaster as well as evidence nations such as Iran and North Korea attempting to obtain capabilities to execute an EMP attack on the United States.
Mr. Stuckenberg and Mr. Campbell recently published a research paper entitled Electromagnetic Pulse and Space Weather and the Strategic Threat to America’s Nuclear Power Stations that addresses these issues and calls for America’s leaders to address this growing threat.