PRESS RELEASE - OCTOBER 8, 2016
East Texans for Liberty’s Executive board votes to approve and endorse senator Bob Hall’s (SD 2) Resolution for the State of Texas to secure its Electric Grid from EMP
GILMER, TX, OCTOBER 8, 2016: East Texans for Liberty’s Executive board votes to approve and endorse Senator Bob Hall’s (SD 2) Resolution for the State of Texas to Secure its Electric Grid from EMP.
”A Resolution of the State of Texas to Secure its Electric Grid from EMP
WHEREAS, An Electromagnetic pulse (EMP), created from the detonation of a small “low yield” nuclear warhead at high altitude or a solar storm event, is capable of creating a nationwide blackout that could last up to a year with lasting devastation lasting decades; and
WHEREAS, Other states actors such as Israel, China, Russia, and the United Kingdom, have recognized the EMP threat and taken action to harden their infrastructure and protect their citizens from the consequences on an EMP event.
WHEREAS, A congressional commission identified several nation states that have or are developing the capability to attack the United States with a high-altitude nuclear weapon – generated EMP; and
WHEREAS, The White House has publicly acknowledged the validity of a natural EMP threat to electric based infrastructure from Space weather such as solar flares, solar energetic particles , and coronal mass ejections; and
WHEREAS, The technology to protect or “harden” critical electric power grid component from the EMP threats exists, but is not being implemented in the United States by the electric industry; and
WHEREAS, The Federal Government first began to protect selected military sector assets from the nuclear EMP in the 1960’s. However, since the military has no jurisdiction over the civilian electrical grid, it has been left vulnerable to the EMP threat; and
WHEREAS, Such inaction from the Federal Government to protect the civilian based electric power grid has left the United States and the citizens of Texas vulnerable to the consequences of an EMP event; and
WHEREAS, The Texas grid is contained within our borders, the State of Texas has the unique opportunity of protecting our electric grid infrastructure from the EMP threat; and
RESOLVED, Be it resolved we call on the Governor of Texas, Lt. Governor of Texas, Speaker of the House, and all members of the Legislature, realizing Texas is in a unique situation to take care of their own, to take necessary actions to harden the Texas electric power grid against EMP and protect Texans’, our safety, and the next generation."
“I have personally written Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Straus, and House District 7’s Representative Elect Dean requesting each of them take the necessary actions to harden the Texas electric power grid against an EMP and protect Texans’, our safety, and the next generation,” said ET4L President, Stacy McMahan. “And I encourage others to do so as well."
“We have received several supportive comments regarding Senator Bob Hall’s EMP threat presentation, in Gilmer, at ET4L’s regular monthly meeting in September. The very detailed and compelling video, including PowerPoint presentation slides, may be viewed on our website at www.easttexansforliberty.com/media,” McMahan said further.
“I’ve seen Bob’s presentation numerous times but Monday’s was the best. … Texas has an opportunity to save itself and our nation if an EMP disables unhardened electrical grids nationwide Hardening the Texas grid would be a huge inducement for corporation to invest in Texas in order to avoid an EMP calamity in unhardened states,” said Smith County resident, Bob Brewer, attendee of ET4L’s September meeting with Senator Bob Hall.
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