Concern About Security of Pipelines Fueling Electrical Power Grid

Two Democrats at the top of the Senate and House Energy committees are asking the Government Accountability Office to do an assessment of security protections on the nation’s natural gas, oi land other hazardous pipelinesw.

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) also warned of increased cyberthreats from foreign state-backed and criminal hacking organizations.

They’re concerned because of the increasing dependence on natural gas in the nation’s electrical power grid.



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