Biden declares state of emergency in Texas as severe weather leaves millions without power 

A massive cold front enveloped much of the United States this week, hitting the Lone Star State particularly hard.

According to reports, nearly 4 million homes were left without electricity across Texas as of the beginning of the week as authorities continued struggling to provide relief and President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency. In a statement on Saturday, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott warned Texans to expect continued dangers in the days ahead.

“As we continue to respond”

“Every part of the state will face freezing conditions over the coming days, and I urge all Texans to remain vigilant against the extremely harsh weather that is coming,” he wrote.

Abbott went on to urge residents to “take conscious steps to conserve energy,” as well as to remain off the roads if possible and generally avoid dangerous situations.

“Our emergency response to this winter weather requires a collective approach between state agencies, local officials, and Texans throughout our communities to ensure the safety and security of the Lone Star State,” he wrote.

The governor went on to express gratitude for an emergency declaration from the Biden administration.

“I thank President Biden for quickly issuing a Federal Emergency Declaration for Texas as we continue to respond to severe winter weather conditions throughout the state,” Abbott wrote.

“No solution to any of this”

His statement concluded by explaining that the “disaster declaration provides Texas with additional resources and assistance that will help our communities respond to this winter weather.”

Bill Magness, CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas put out a statement of his own on Monday, advising Texans to reduce energy consumption.

For his part, Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson mentioned the ERCOT during a monologue on his program during which he blamed the crisis on “green” energy, complaining that the “ironically named Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which oversees the grid, had no solution to any of this.”

Carlson went on to note that Texas is responsible for a massive share of global natural gas production, hinting at the perceived irony of the state’s current energy crisis.

“There are huge natural gas deposits all over the state,” he said. “Running out of energy in Texas is like starving to death at the grocery store: You can only do it on purpose, and Texas did.”

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  1. Half of the executive orders are a waste of time. Stopping the pipeline not only cost jobs but got American workers laid off with no high paying jobs in sight. As far as the vaccines go, we had no supply problem with President Trump. I think we are in deep doo doo with our present leadership. RVN 68-69

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  3. God has a message for everyone here. What a preamble to an attack on our power grid if we were to be attacked. A threat that no one seems to be taking seriously. Mini crisis compared to major crises when the crazies over the world get it in their heads to wipe us out. Seems like the eyes must fly open and bring in huge changes to access our power grid Warning best be paid attention to. Get behind the conservatives that want to protect our great USA 🇺🇸

  4. Send ocasio-Cortez to Texas! She has all the answers! Her stupid green new deal is showing the consequences of her stupidity! People should not be freezing to death in their homes due to lack of power! Unconscionable!

    1. Well said!!! 31 year old bartender who thinks she has all the answers – sad to watch what is happening to our country – absolutely brings me to 😭 tears
      An administration so out of touch with ppl & reality DONT see how we can survive 4 years

  5. I wonder if Tucker knows the difference between fuel and electricity. Yes, Texas has lots of fuel, but it needs to convert that fuel to electricity and send it down electrical lines to homes. It is those electrical lines that are down. The snow and ice have taken them down and have wrecked local electrical relay stations. It is not a fuel problem.

    1. Jim Tucker said they needed a backup for the now frozen windmill we have the gas and oil BUT if we are to rely on wind then this is what the green deal will look like all over the country. are you willing to live like this.?

    2. When the equipment that process the Gas, Natural, and propane, is frozen nothing, that operates on them can produce electricity! A lot of Electricity is produced by natural gas Turbines!

  6. Wow, not only Texans, but the rest of us. Pelosi wants the president seat, and if she isn’t stoped, this country is gone. Stop the democrats and leftist nutcases in the capital..

  7. COME ON MAN! How is your green power working for you now??
    GOD always wins!! He gave us fossil fuels, to use them!
    Quit wasting our money on things that don’t work! You can’t change the climate! Duh!!

  8. Solar doesn’t work under snow, blades won’t spin when Ice Covered and pipelines being shut down will only add to the problem. I say they deny permits for heating oil tanks in ALL new home and business construction and REQUIRE them to use Solar Panels. This won’t effect the south, the southwest or the desert areas, only the north and east. They will change their tune then.

    1. wellthe left would love that . they would then have even more control over us . you are most likely living in a warm climate otherwise you would not have said what you just did . solar panels on the roof or on ground still have to be brushed off from the snow. why punish people in the areas you say because you don’t have to worry . you must have voted FOR BIDEN so don’t compline you got what you deserve

  9. Wait till the illegals come in with no covid screening, no background check, plus all the craziness from rioters & BLM, destruction of property & deaths. Every death from 1/20/21 is on BIDEN/HARRIS/PELOSI & the rest of the Dems.

    GOD BLESS YOU TEXAS MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU!

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