After deadly blackouts gripped Texas in February, state lawmakers vowed to protect people from future power failures. But now, lawmakers are debating measures that critics say could do the opposite.
For decades, the Texas Railroad Commission controlled oil production, even deploying armed National Guard members to enforce limits. The commission is again debating limits amid a new oil glut.
Winters are warming faster than summers in many places, and colder parts of the U.S. are warming faster than hotter ones. The warming winter climate has year-round consequences across the country.