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In defamation lawsuit against Beto O’Rourke, lawyers debate whether Kelcy Warren is a public figure

Warren, a Dallas pipeline tycoon, sued O’Rourke in February over accusations he made on the campaign trail that Warren effectively bribed Gov. Greg Abbott with a $1 million campaign contribution following the 2021 power grid collapse.
Texas 2021 winter power grid crash

Texas adopts new natural gas weatherization rules 18 months after grid crash

Critics are skeptical about whether the new rules by the Railroad Commission will prevent another catastrophe like the power grid disaster in February 2021.
Texas’s power grid still hasn’t been fixed

Why Texas’s power grid still hasn’t been fixed

After last winter’s deadly failures, regulators promised solutions. But who would profit?
Texas cold snap & natural gas production

Texas cold snap slowed natural gas production, stoking electricity worries

Energy experts said the production drop during a relatively ordinary cold front could be a bad sign for the grid if the state is struck by extreme winter weather again.
Abbott's Texas' power grid spin

Gov. Greg Abbott intervened to put a positive spin on Texas' power grid

He's been heavily involved in positive public messaging about the grid’s winter readiness, but the data aren't rosy — and experts fear the grid could fail if there's another winter storm.
Texas power outage could alter climate conversation

How the fatal Texas power outage could alter the climate conversation

Some in the oil and gas sector say recent events like the fatal Texas power outage could mean increased attention on the need for energy reliability during climate talks.
D.C. area power grid resilient, but climate change increases risk

D.C. area power grid resilient, but climate change increases risk

D.C. area's power grid is much more resilient than that of Lone Star State, but flooding is a worry.

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