This isn't a bill designed to protect our energy infrastructure, it is designed to protect the interests of the coal and gas industries. By protecting "key elements" of the grid, they are protecting the interests of existing providers, and by moving the environmental regulations under this bill, they provide the work-around that they have been looking for in order to side-step those burdensome regulations that protect the environment (thus, us) from the current industry providers. This is not designed to secure our energy grid, it is designed to protect interests. Our energy grid as it exists cannot be "shored up" or protected, it has to be rethought. Continued dependence upon any form of fossil fuel is not going to provide us with security or independence, it will simply reduce, on a very minute level, the amount we have to get from outside sources. Moving to renewable energy (as Hawaii and Germany have discovered is possible to do 100% in an immediate fashion, no "transition" using natural gas) is not only the only means of attaining true independence and National Security, but it is the best way to provide jobs, scientific development, and economic stimulus. We can choose to line the pockets of one industry, or we can choose to become a global leader in development, research, and economic power while attaining security and- dare I say- a cleaner environment. I have no faith that politicians will choose to do anything for the good of the country though.