Sens. Press FERC, NERC To Act On Grid Security

Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 5:54 PM EST) -- Four U.S. senators on Friday urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and North American Electric Reliability Corp. to determine whether tougher federal standards are needed to protect the U.S. bulk power system, citing a shooting attack on a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. transmission substation in California last spring.

Sens. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Al Franken, D-Minn., say the April attack on PG&E's Metcalf substation in California's Silicon Valley — which nearly shut it down and could have cause a...
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