Second Texas utility commissioner exits amid power outage fallout

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A second commissioner of the Texas utilities regulator resigned on Monday, in continued fallout from a weather-driven crisis in the state's power market. Commissioner Shelly Botkin resigned effective immediately, the Public Utility Commission of Texas said. Her departure came a week after DeAnn Walker resigned as the regulator's chair amid criticism of the PUC'S handling of a deadly blackout during a mid-February freeze. A PUC spokesman did not reply to a request for comment. Botkin could not be reached for comment. The firestorm over the outage worsened last week as the st...