By Tim Morris, Columnist; email@example.com,
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
City Council members have called Entergy New Orleans' use of paid actors to pack meetings in support of the utility's planned $210 million power plant "morally reprehensible" and "a perversion of our public process."
Entergy New Orleans CEO Charles Rice, at left in grey suit, listens March 8 as protesters noisily oppose the $210 million gas-fired power plant that Entergy has proposed for New Orleans East. The council approved the plant after an hours-long hearing in March. (Photo by Kevin Litten, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)