By Jim Malewitz
Texans could hardly avoid the doom-and-gloom headlines about plummeting oil prices in 2015.
But black gold’s lost luster wasn’t the only major storyline for energy this year. Utilities examined landmark climate rules, Texas cities lost power to regulate drilling and the state’s largest power company looked to end its epic bankruptcy. Meanwhile, a two-month Texas Tribune-Houston Chronicle investigation raised serious questions about refinery safety.