Prolonged triple-digit temperatures also dramatically increased 911 calls for heat-related illness.
Martha Pskowski covers climate change and the environment in Texas for Inside Climate News. She previously was an environmental reporter at the El Paso Times. She began her career as a freelance journalist in Mexico, reporting for outlets including The Guardian and Yale E360. Martha grew up in Maryland and graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in Environmental Studies. She holds a master's degree in Journalism and Latin American Studies from New York University and is a former Fulbright research fellow in Mexico.
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Oil sector advocates pushed hard against an ozone nonattainment designation, which would have required oilfield emissions reductions.