Ewire: Texas power outages led to massive spikes in air pollution

February 22, 2021
The widespread blackouts last week in Texas caused by a massive blizzard, which observers say highlights the limits of the state’s power system including a lack of preparation for extreme cold, led to massive spikes in air pollution when chemical plants and oil refineries along the Gulf Coast were forced to quickly go offline. New York Magazine reports on preliminary data from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality showing that when electric supplies to refineries were cut, the facilities...


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