By Michael Isaac Stein, Contributing writer
thelensnola.org | The Lens
Corralling a group of supporters at public hearings was a vital part of Entergy New Orleans’ campaign to gain approval for its new power plant — so vital that its executives monitored exactly how many supporters would come, what they would say, and how early they would get there. They even helped design the T-shirts supporters would wear.
Entergy New Orleans has said it had no knowledge that individuals were paid to attend City Council meetings to support a proposed power plant in New Orleans East, but records show the company was given a price list to recruit supporters and speakers -- and approved the expenditure.