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Erin Douglas, The Texas Tribune

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Erin Douglas is the environment reporter for the Texas Tribune.

Greater Disparities to Emerge in Texas As Unemployment Benefits, Protections Against Evictions and Utility...

Rush hour traffic has returned, and downtown bars are loud, crowded and rowdy again. But the easing of the COVID-19 pandemic also...

How the Texas Legislature Could Change the State’s Power Grid This Session

State lawmakers are close to passing sweeping legislation to overhaul the state’s power grid following the disastrous and deadly winter storm in...

Texas Legislature Advances Bills to Shield Oil and Gas From Climate Initiatives

Two bills that were advanced by the Texas Legislature this week attempt to protect the state’s oil and gas industry from efforts...

Severe Weather This Summer Could Cause Another Texas Power Crisis

Electricity outages in Texas could occur again this summer — just a few months after the devastating winter storm that left millions...

ERCOT Overcharged Power Companies $16 Billion for Electricity During Winter Freeze, Firm Says

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas made a $16 billion error in pricing during the week of the winter storm that caused...

Texas Was “Seconds and Minutes” Away from Catastrophic Monthslong Blackouts, Officials Say

Texas’ power grid was “seconds and minutes” away from a catastrophic failure that could have left Texans in the dark for months,...

Texas Prepares to Test for Lead in Schools’ Drinking Water for the First Time

Texas will soon begin a program to test drinking water in thousands of elementary schools and child care facilities across the state...

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