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Texas Governor Says Power Grid Fixed; Experts Cite Problems

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Despite experts who say Texas’ power grid remains vulnerable, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott declared Tuesday that new reforms “fix all of the flaws” that caused February’s deadly winter blackout that left more than 4 million people …

Texas Lawmakers Investigate Deadly Power Blackout

Texas state legislators on Thursday started digging into the causes of deadly power blackouts that left millions shivering in the dark as frigid temperatures caught its grid operator and utilities ill-prepared for skyrocketing power demand. Hearings are highlighting shortcomings by …

U.S. Cold Blast So Extreme Gas Pipes Are Starting to Freeze

The unprecedented Arctic blast that has gripped the U.S. for much of the week has paralyzed natural gas pipelines, brought deadly ice storms to Houston and is about to get worse. Nearly 300 new daily temperature records could be set, …

8 More Colorado Counties Declared Disaster Areas

Eight more Colorado counties have been declared natural disaster areas because of drought and a freeze. Colorado Sen. Mark Udall’s office said Monday the designation encompasses Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Rio Grande and Saguache counties in southern Colorado, which has been …