Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal ruling would allow closed door meetings, in conflict with Gov. Edwards’ emergency order on the coronavirus pandemic requiring meetings to be open to the public
You may have heard Entergy calling their Sanction for the gas plant scandal a "settlement." This is not only misleading, there's clear proof that wasn't the intention of the Council. Checkout what Council President and Chair for the Utility Committee, Helena Moreno, said when the utility asks for the language change.
Victory! Judge Griffin rules with the people of New Orleans, says City Council did not substantially comply with Open Meetings Law
Decision voids Council’s approval of Entergy gas plant and upholds residents’ right to be heard
CLICK HERE to read the Judge's Decision
Show us the receipts! Does Entergy's and the Council Advisors' claim of $96 million hold up in the light of day?
February 19, 2019, New Orleans, LA -- Earlier today, Susan Miller, counsel for the Alliance for Affordable Energy, as well as organizations and residents opposed to Entergy's gas plant, sent a letter to the New Orleans City Council in response to Council concerns. Groups are calling for the Council to initiate a public prudence review concerning Entergy's request for $96 million from New Orleans residents and businesses.
Entergy cannot simply wave a fist full of invoices at the City Council and be found to be entitled to ratepayer reimbursement for the expenditures!
Entergy is trying to force New Orleans to pay $96 Million for their work on a gas plant that hasn't even been built yet. This letter outlines the legal authority the New Orleans City Council has as a regulator to protect New Orleans residents and businesses from Entergy's wasteful spending.
Who is on the hook for the money Entergy irresponsibly spent? Entergy's shareholders, not New Orleans.
The results from the Independent Investigation into Entergy’s Paid Actor Scandal hit the presses late last night. Here’s all the info you need:
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
Collection of writings from Public Interest Intervenors DSCEJ, AAE, Sierra Club, 350 NOLA, and VAYLA.