Attack on Calif. electric grid labeled terrorism

 
 
Posted Friday, February 7th 2014 @ 11am  by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– A little-reported attack on a power substation in California last year wasn't vandalism, but the "most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred" in the US, according former top power regulator Jon Wellinghoff. In the assault in South San Jose last April, unknown attackers severed underground cables at a substation before snipers knocked out 17 transformers in 19 minutes, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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