Letter: U.S. Must Protect the Power Grid

To the Editor:

Why has the U.S. electric power grid not been secured long ago against a solar event or terrorists? Apathy, politics, leading from behind?

Other countries such as China and Sweden are protecting their electric grids. Without electricity over an extended period we will be back in the Dark Ages (no pun intended). Our civilization would disintegrate. There would be no food, transportation, police protection, TV, radio, hospitals — not even a Postal Service. Our electric grid must be protected against any possibility of disruption. It is stupid not to have done so long ago.

Please call your congressional representatives and urge them to put politics aside and protect Americans from a potential calamity.

Charlotte Broughton