Biden Approves Emergency Declaration for Texas Amid Energy Emergency, Severe Winter StormEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

President Joe Biden on Feb. 14 approved an emergency declaration for the state of Texas due to the emergency conditions resulting from a severe winter storm that began on Feb. 11 and threatens widespread power outages. The president responded to requests for federal assistance from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Sen. John Cornyn, ordering the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to supplement state and local response efforts. The emergency declaration covers all 254 counties in the state. It came after the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the nonprofit organization that operates the state’s power grid, warned that it may have no choice but to impose rolling outages in the state on Monday and Tuesday as conditions deteriorate, and demand for electricity surges beyond the grid’s capacity. Cruz said on Sunday that more than 23,000 Texans had already experienced a lost of …Read More

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