Senator Angus King of Maine is calling on the Biden administration to better coordinate oversight of the nation’s energy infrastructure security.

King says the energy infrastructure is crucial to national security, citing New England’s growing reliance on natural gas for heating and electricity generation. He says the responsibility for the security of pipelines is divided between too many federal agencies. He raised the issue with energy secretary Jennifer Granholm the issue with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm during a hearing Tuesday of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Granholm said she agrees there should be a coordinated approach to security so that no system, be it a pipeline or electric grid, has to adopt its own basic security procedures.

Megan Diver

Megan has worked in Maine politics for more than ten years and all of her professional career, having served in many roles for elected officials (including former Secretary of State Charlie Summers), in-house with the Maine Association of REALTORS®, legislative specialist at Pierce Atwood LLP providing lobbying services and support to Pierce Atwood’s government relations clients and most recently senior government relations specialist at the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. Megan currently is the Vice President at the Maine Energy Marketers Association, utilizing her vast knowledge and legislative experience at the State House to represent MEMA on policies relating to the Association and its members.