AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Public Utilities Commission of Texas Chair DeAnn Walker resigned Monday, March 1, effectively immediately. Calls for her resignation came during hearings last week, following the failure of Texas' power grid during the winter storms which left about four million Texans without power for days during the coldest temperatures in decades. Former Chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, DeAnn Walker (Texas Legislature). In her resignation letter, Walker defended her actions and criticized others after widespread power outages last month that left millions in the dark, without heat and water. She leaves after testifying before state lawmakers last week. She said, "Despite the treatment I received from some legislators, I am proud that I spoke the truth… I believe others should come forward in dignity and courage and acknowledge how their actions or inaction contributed to the situation." "The Governor thanks Chairman Walker for her years of service to the State of Texas. Our focus is to continue working collaboratively with the Legislature on reforms to our power system and look forward to passing lasting and meaningful solutions to ensure these tragic events are never repeated," said Gov. Abbott spokesperson Renae Eze in a statement. Both… Read full this story
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