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.