Monday, March 10, 2014

Lawmaker Unveils Utility Security Legislation

Electric utilities could have to beef up security to prevent terrorist attacks, under a proposed measure by State Senator Jerry Hill. The San Mateo democrat has unveiled legislation that would require electric utilities to develop security plans to prevent sabotage and attacks that could threaten the power grid. The move comes after an attack last April by shooters who fired on an electricity transformer near San Jose, causing more than 15 million dollars worth of damage. Christopher Martinez reports.