2021-02-18 11:15:45

How Texas Republicans Are Spinning The Power Outages


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Duncan Meisel about the winter snowstorm in Texas.

Millions in Texas remain without power for several days now after a massive winter storm dumped snow over the state and triggered power outages. With more snow coming Texans are being pushed to breaking point. And their governor wants you to know it’s all the fault of wind turbines and proof that a Green New Deal would be deadly.

Gov. Abbott earlier this year vowed that he would, “protect the oil and gas industry from any type of hostile attack from Washington,” seems to have little responsibility to protect Texans from oil and gas. Another Texas Republican elected to office, Tim Boyd, just resigned from his position as mayor of Colorado City after insisting that the government had no responsibility to protect and those struggling without electricity and water were just too lazy to make arrangements for their families.

Read the article he co-wrote with Jamie Henn in The Independent called ‘Why on earth would right-wing people with connections to the fossil fuel industry lie about ‘frozen wind turbines’ in Texas?’ HERE

Duncan Meisel, campaign director for Clean Creatives, a campaign that’s taking on the fossil fuel industry’s PR and advertising machine. He was previously a communications advisor to the Sunrise Movement and a lead digital campaigner for 350.org. 

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