14 Mar '18, 12am

New Orleans Approves Natural Gas Power Plant Despite Environmental Racism and Climate Concerns

New Orleans Approves Natural Gas Power Plant Despite Environmental Racism and Climate Concerns

Councilmember Susan Guidry was the lone “no” vote. She said she voted against the plant because not only will it contribute to climate change, she doesn’t believe it will solve New Orleans’ energy outage issues. “The cost of the plant will be on your bills for the next 30 years,” Guidry said. “The plant’s technology would likely be obsolete before you finish paying for it.” While Guidry agreed with the consultants’ finding, which said “Entergy has a critical and urgent reliability issue that needs to be addressed,” she doesn't believe allowing the company to build a new gas plant will address that issue. Instead she stressed the need to fix the deteriorating transmission and distribution system that has caused thousands of power outages.

Full article: https://www.desmogblog.com/2018/03/13/new-orleans-approve...

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