Publlc Citizen's Adrian Shelley explains why Texans lost power
This op-ed first appeared in the Houston Chronicle. Read it online here.
By Adrian Shelley
Millions of Texans are without power this week after a record-setting winter storm ravaged our state.
Rolling blackouts and sub-freezing temperatures have thousands of Texas families scrambling for extra blankets, thick socks and firewood as they endure a lack of electricity for, in many cases, 24 hours or more. Not long after the first numbers revealing the extent of the damage were released, the finger-pointing began.