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“Texas May Become a Testing Ground for Defending the Grid From EMPs”

Thursday, October 6, 2016 10:31
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“Electromagnetic pulse weapons might be rare, but The Lone Star State is starting to take them seriously.”


Why Texas? Its historically independent nature aside, Texas is the world’s 10th largest economy by GDP and is home to 11 percent of the U.S. military population. The state is also the nation’s largest energy producer. But the key, according to the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), is Texas’ state-controlled electrical grid.

The U.S. national grid consists of three systems. One serves the east half of the country, the second serves the western half. But the Lone Star State has it own independent grid, and the NCPA says this fact makes Texas well-positioned to implement EMP defenses. However, it also makes the state an attractive target.”

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