On Tuesday’s Ballot: Can New Gas Power Plants Fix a Fragile Texas Grid?

Supporters of Proposition 7, which earmarks $7 billion in taxpayer dollars for new gas infrastructure, say it’s needed for grid reliability. Texas voters will ultimately decide.

Texas voters will decide today whether to allocate billions of taxpayer dollars to build new gas-fired power plants. The referendum, which is likely to pass, is reigniting a debate over the role of clean energy in Texas and its passage will most certainly result in additional greenhouse gas emissions.