Entergy fined $5 million, can move forward with new power plant

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February 22, 2019 - 9:22pm

Critical Commentary

In New Orleans, residents vocally opposed plans to construct a new natural gas plan on the East side of the city but City Council approved it nonetheless.  Later, an independent investigation showed that the "the majority of the [City] council has either worked for Entergy [the energy company] at some point or received campaign donations for their political action committee, ENPAC Louisiana.”  Entergy was then fined 5 million for their payoffs to City Council members but the $211 million plant will still be constructed as planned. These developments beg questions about the vested financial interests in play in local Anthropocenes.


Stein, Michael Isaac. 2019. “Entergy Fined $5 Million, Can Move Forward with New Power Plant.” The Lens. Accessed February 22, 2019. https://thelensnola.org/2019/02/21/entergy-fined-5-million-can-move-forward-with-new-power-plant/.

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Michael Isaac Stein, "Entergy fined $5 million, can move forward with new power plant", contributed by James Adams, Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 27 March 2019, accessed 30 June 2022. https://disaster-sts-network.org/content/entergy-fined-5-million-can-move-forward-new-power-plant-1