Lawmakers Propose Bill Allowing FERC To Protect Grid

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT) -- U.S. congressional lawmakers on Wednesday introduced legislation that would give the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the authority to issue orders to protect the nation’s power grid from physical and cyberattacks.

Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., and Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., introduced the Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Act, or GRID Act, in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. The bill would give FERC the authority to issue emergency orders or regulatory rules to address physical, cyber, electromagnetic pulse, or other threats and vulnerabilities...
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