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Resigning ERCOT board members acknowledge “pain and suffering” from extreme power grid strain that caused outages for millions of Texans

In the power grid operator’s first board meeting since Texas’ power outages, a sixth ERCOT board member…

Texas plants released nearly as much pollution during winter storm as during Hurricane Laura

Oil refineries, chemical plants and other industrial operators emitted 3.5 million pounds of excess pollution during the…

Federal judge indefinitely blocks enforcement of Biden administration’s 100-day deportation freeze

Texas sued to block the ban on Biden's third day in office. Federal Judge Drew Tipton had…

Four ERCOT board members who live outside of Texas resign in the aftermath of the power outage, winter storm

Sally Talberg, board chair; Peter Cramton, vice chair; Terry Bulger, finance and audit chair; and Raymond Hepper…

Dan Patrick announces 2021 priorities focused on pandemic, power grid and socially conservative issues

In addition to bills responding to COVID-19 and the recent winter storm, Patrick is calling for legislation…

After Texans died during the power outages, Harris County launches investigation into agencies that run the state’s energy grid

A Harris County attorney said operators should have been prepared after 2011’s hard freeze that exposed weaknesses…

Texas woman who received $9,300 electricity bill files class-action lawsuit against wholesale electricity provider Griddy

A Chambers County resident filed a class-action lawsuit against electricity retailer Griddy on Monday, accusing the provider…

President Joe Biden to visit Houston on Friday after winter storm

First Lady Jill Biden will also make the trip.

When the winter storm hit, Texans raised millions of dollars — for each other

Last week, an untold number of Texans who had lost power and heat, and in some cases…

At least six people experiencing homelessness died during the winter storm. That number could rise.

Advocates for people experiencing homelessness drove through Texas' largest cities trying to bring them to the available…


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