New Orleans, La. -- On Thursday, July 19th, residents and local groups had a day in court on a lawsuit regarding City Council’s violations of the Louisiana Open Meetings Law. More than 70 New Orleanians were locked out of key public City Council meetings on Entergy's gas plant proposal.The lawsuit involves Entergy's use of paid actors to crowd out residents during City Council meetings. The Honorable Piper Griffin is the presiding judge.
Judge Griffin said she would rule from the bench on Tuesday, July 24th at 9:30am.
Read the transcript of the court hearing here or view all related documents here.
Actors scandal, “compromised” process added to lawsuit against New Orleans City Council for violating Open Meetings Law
Lawsuit says approval of Entergy’s gas plant must be voided
Impacted residents locked out; Lawsuit says approval of Entergy’s gas plant must be voided
The deadline to submit comments and questions to the DEQ regarding Entergy New Orleans’ Air Permit Applications is Monday, April 16th. Your questions will be addressed as the DEQ is required to respond to every comment. As the public notice says...
By Beverly Wright, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ)
City Council Decision on this Record Expected Soon
NEW ORLEANS, LA – As the City Council draws near to making a decision on whether Entergy’s application to build a new gas plant would be in the public interest, the evidentiary record confirms major problems with Entergy’s proposal. Entergy makes public claims promoting the gas plant that do not match the admissions of Entergy CEO Charles Rice and other officials under oath during the recent evidentiary hearing on the gas plant. The transcript of this evidentiary hearing can be viewed here.
Couldn't attend the public hearing? Did attend but want to review what was said? Check out the official city transcripts from each day of the public hearing on Entergy's proposed gas plant in New Orleans East.
2017 12 21 UD-16-02 Public Hearing Transcript
2017 12 20 UD-16-02 Public Hearing Transcript
2017 12 19 UD-16-02 Public Hearing Transcript
2017 12 18 UD-16-02 Public Hearing Transcript
2017 12 15 UD-16-02 Public Hearing Transcript
Flood Hazard Map Exhibit, Described in December 21st, 2017 transcript:
Today, the City Council of New Orleans (“Council”) stands at a crossroads. One path, the path proposed by Entergy New Orleans (“ENO” or “the Company”), is old, worn, and well past its usefulness. Essentially, ENO wants New Orleans to remain mired in the past, to build yet another fossil-fueled power plant that is unnecessary, will cost New Orleans ratepayers millions of dollars, will subject residents to increased levels of air pollution, and contribute to climate change.
Collection of writings from Public Interest Intervenors DSCEJ, AAE, Sierra Club, 350 NOLA, and VAYLA.