Extreme Weather

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Millions of Texans lost their power last week when Winter Storm Uri hit the state and knocked out coal, natural gas, and nuclear plants that were unprepared for the freezing temperatures. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
"Texas is the perfect example of what happens when our politicians cater to fossil fuel executives instead of the young people who have been... warning of an impending climate emergency like this."
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) thanked donors and volunteers for their "collective action when people need it most" on Sunday, February 21, 2021. (Photo: Twitter screengrab from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)
"Charity can't replace policy," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged, "...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
People wait in line for Fiesta Mart to open after the store lost electricity in Austin, Texas on February 17, 2021.
"The people of Texas should not have to pay these outrageous bills. Exorbitant...