Protesters demand ERCOT take responsibility for disastrous failure

AUSTIN, Texas — About 50 people gathered Sunday afternoon outside ERCOT’s campus in suburban Austin, demanding the nonprofit that controls about 85% of the Texas power grid take responsibility for the disastrous failure that plunged millions into darkness without heat or water. Hosted by the Party for Socialism and Liberation, Austin Stops Evictions and other groups, the protest at 7620 Metro Center Dr. called for the independent organization to be put under public control and be required to pay for the public crisis it created. “This is the first and hopefully there will be more to come,” sai…

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