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Winter Storm 2021

Texas’ chief energy regulator fiercely defended fossil fuels after historic blackouts. She also profits from oil and gas.

Railroad Commission Chair Christi Craddick and her father have financial ties to oil and gas. Other state officials who have oversight over the industry also had significant financial interests in it.

By Neena Satija and Aaron Gregg, The Washington Post
Residents of an apartment building in South Austin ate their meals in the parking lot after losing power during a severe winter storm. Feb. 18, 2021.

Scrutiny focused on power generators, not natural gas producers

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