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Whose fault is the Texas power disaster?

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With millions of Texans still without power in the wake of a winter storm and frigid temperatures, everyone is looking for someone to blame — like the governor, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and even the “Green New Deal.” In his latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza analyzes the politics of Texas’s power tragedy.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

No, frozen wind turbines aren’t the main culprit for Texas’ power outages
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02/16/texas-wind-turbines-frozen/

Texplainer: Why does Texas have its own power grid?
https://www.texastribune.org/2011/02/08/texplainer-why-does-texas-have-its-own-power-grid/

The heads of ERCOT’s board of directors don’t even live in Texas
https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/ercot-board-vice-chair-texas-cold-power-outage-15953854.php

Gov. Greg Abbott, other top Texas officials call for resignations and investigations at electrical grid operator
https://www.texastribune.org/2021/02/16/texas-power-outage-ercot/

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I was named “best dressed” in 7th grade. That, along with being CNN’s editor at large and author of the daily “Point” newsletter are my proudest achievements. Look for me here every Tuesday and Thursday to find out what’s really going down in politics.

CREDITS
Writer: Chris Cillizza
Producer: Allison Gordon
The Point Editor: Leigh Munsil
Video Editor: Michelle Cho

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