Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is expressing his disappointment with Gov. Greg Abbott’s Public Utility Commission appointees for their alleged negligence in preparation for a statewide disaster, which has led to millions of Texans being stuck without power.

“We should never build another wind turbine in Texas. The experiment failed big time. Governor Abbott’s Public Utility Commission appointees need to be fired and more gas, coal, and oil infrastructure built,” Miller said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

Green energy and climate change have been criticized by Miller as overdramatized, scientifically unsound, and failing to properly prepare the state for a disaster that has killed many Texans. 

Despite being rich in natural gas, coal, and oil, Texas has increasingly relied on wind and solar energy for its power, leading to outages across the state.

“How dare this happen in our great state with all the resources we should ever need to keep our fellow Texans safe? Heads better roll, and plants and infrastructure better be built. This must never, ever happen again!” Miller added.

On Tuesday, Abbott designated reform of the Energy Reliability Council of Texas as an emergency item. ERCOT is subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature.

Iris Poole

Iris Poole is a 2021 Texas Scorecard Fellow from Round Rock. She is freedom-loving and had an early interest in liberty and politics.

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