How Entergy spent $1.3 million to polish its reputation, script support and monitor opposition to its new power plant
Our reporting on paid actors who helped pack public meetings to pad support for Entergy’s new power plant was just the tip of the iceberg. This week, we take you behind the $1.3 million campaign for a new power plant.
New Orleans is a city that floods. Even a small storm can leave streets impassable.
Experts say New Orleans officials need to need to come to terms with what it means to be a coastal city.
Climate change is bringing more intense weather, including more rain, heat and storms. And in New Orleans, extreme weather can be disruptive. People park their cars up on curbs, and miss work and school.
In Louisiana, temperatures could increase by ten degrees by the end of the century.
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.
Cantrell’s spokesman said she knew about the relationship, but “on this and on every other issue — Mayor Cantrell thinks for herself.”
We'll be there at 3 p.m. Tuesday, and you can follow along live or catch up later on the play-by-play.
A FEMA-funded program to repair roads is meant to put things back the way they were, not make them better.
This is the first indication of how often prosecutors used the bogus documents.