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#1 2021-02-24 14:33:40

Tallex
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Texas Republicans Prioritized Nonsense Over Winterizing The Energy Gri

Texas Republicans Prioritized Nonsense Over Winterizing The Energy Grid
Mundane goals like securing power and water took a backseat to ideological battles against imaginary enemies.


https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/tex … 8bbf3eda06


...Republicans, who have controlled every statewide office and both houses of the legislature since 2003, have prioritized social battles like Patrick’s national anthem crusade. In their zeal, they’ve often neglected ho-hum tasks like winterizing the energy grid, against the advice they themselves commissioned. That lack of interest is the backdrop against which some 4 million Texans lost power at the height of the crisis, while many more were left without drinkable water and dozens died.
In perhaps the most emblematic episode of Texas Republicans’ tendency to elevate phantom problems over real ones, legislators finished the 2017 session without taking action on a must-pass sunset bill to keep several state agencies from shutting down.



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But Republican leaders still struggle to shake the old habit of tilting at windmills. In an interview with Fox News last week, Abbott cited the Texas power debacle as reason to condemn the Green New Deal, a progressive proposal to sprint toward renewable energy. Critics pounced on him, pointing out the obvious: The Texas energy grid is powered overwhelmingly by fossil fuels.

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