We know about the scheme to pay people to show up at meetings to support a new natural gas plant in New Orleans. But that was just a fraction of more than a million dollars the utility spent to burnish Entergy’s reputation, script support and monitor opponents.
Nationwide, millions of lead tests kits were recalled since last year due to the risk of falsely low results. Children's Hospital of New Orleans used the faulty kits, possibly affecting hundreds of kids. The problem affects children whose tests showed a low or slightly elevated level.
Brady LaFleur, who has autism and Down syndrome, has spent much of the last year learning one-on-one in a special room in the old McDonogh 35 building. Now the building is being gutted. Brady needs a new space to accommodate him, and the school district isn’t going to find it for him.
Documents released to the city council cast doubt on Entergy’s contention that it didn’t know supporters would be paid to show up at public meetings to promote the power plant. An Entergy employee was told of allegations three times, as early as October. Documents also contradict the PR firm’s contention that it didn’t know, either.