Texas

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
"Texans are living through the collapse of a 40-year experiment in free-market...

Further

Not that we need it in a week that saw the anniversary of the West Texas fertilizer plant explosion and no less than three reports on the many public health risks posed by fracking, but here's more graphic proof of the dangers facing what remains our only planet. From EPA and Greenpeace data, a series of interactive maps showing thousands of facilities possessing "greater than certain threshold quantities of 140 chemicals" - a chilling phrase and number in and of itself - where a "catastrophic...