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Got Power? The EMP Threat Grows With Iran’s Nuclear Capabilities [Complete Audio Interview]

"The American people are being lied to...."

That is a statement that sends a shiver down my spine every time it's spoken.

Thirty plus years ago, I was an idealistic young woman who chose to pursue the career of journalism. My understanding of the career, at that time, was rooted in a deep respect for the U.S. Constitution. (I'm eternally grateful to my high school History and American Government teachers)

I suppose there was a little romanticism thrown in too for good measure, because I saw the role of a journalist falling some where between Under Dog and Superman. You know, protecting the American people from the tyranny of the rich and powerful, that 'Truth, Justice, and the American Way' sort of thing.

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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media
Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media

Got Power? Maine PUC Report on GMD/EMP Threat to Grid [Full Report]

For some time now, national experts have been sounding the alarm regarding the vulnerability of our nation's electric power infrastructure.

The threat to the electric grid comes from three possible sources; solar space weather, a nuclear detonation in our atmosphere, or a cyber attack.

Last year, the Maine Legislature required the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to study the impact that a geomagnetic disturbance (GMD), or electromagnetic pulse (EMP), could have on the power grid.

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Got Power? Maine Doesn’t Wait for Washington to Respond-Should You? [Videos]

As a great statement of pride, it's often been said, "As Maine goes, so goes the Nation."

Many people throughout the country, right now, are sincerely hoping Maine continues its push to do the right thing.

These people are holding Maine's efforts up to others, as a positive model of assuming responsibility and being proactive, to protect the well being of its citizens in the face of a very real and grave threat.

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Got Power? Congress Starts to Act to Protect the Grid as Volcanoes Erupt on Sun and Tensions Escalate in Middle East

For a majority of Mainer's the longest they can remember going without electricity is a few weeks and that was during the Ice Storm of '98.

Another natural phenomenon could very realistically trigger a catastrophic power outage that could plunge the United States into darkness, possibly for years...

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Got Power? Emergency Resolve on EMP Threat Becomes Law

Because the power is on you're able to read this post.

Presumably, you were able to take your morning shower, make coffee and breakfast, and head off to the office, or start your morning routine...

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