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Catastrophic Texas power outages prompt finger pointing and blame shifting at legislative hearings

Lawmakers grilled public regulators and energy grid officials about how power outages happened and why Texans weren't given more warnings about the danger.

Electrical workers repair a power line in Austin on Feb. 18, 2021. Many Texas residents are still without power, and many don't have clean drinking water or working water at all.

Public Utility Commission's oversight criticized 

Energy companies and the Texas Railroad Commission

Winterizing power generators and plants

Communication failures

Communities of color 

Why were skylines lit during the outages?

Loss of faith

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