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Abbott: ERCOT Reform Emergency Item

DALLAS, TX - JULY 08: Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at Dallas's City Hall near the area that is still an active crime scene in downtown Dallas following the deaths of five police officers last night on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured in the evening ambush during a march against recent police involved shootings. Investigators are saying the suspect is 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson of Mesquite, Texas. This is the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since September 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Texas Governor Greg Abbott wants there to be reform on how the state’s electric grid is run.

He says the Texas Legislature needs to investigate the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and its response to the freezing temperatures and severe winter weather.

He’s hoping any review will come up with longterm solutions to the problem.

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan has already called for two House committees to interview ERCOT officials on the grid.

Millions are without power and around ten people have been reported dead after a winter storm hit the state and knocked out power.

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