Jan 25, 2018
City Council should vote "No!" on three plans to make New Orleans East an industrial dumping ground! Make your voice heard! Thursday, January 25th 2018 3520 Gen. Degaulle Blvd.
Dec 15, 2017
The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and Texas Southern University have launched a unique collaboration -- the HBCU-CBO Gulf Coast Equity Consortium. The Consortium unites dedicated leaders of community-based organizations in five states with accomplished professors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The aim of this collaboration is to improve the lives of children and families in the Gulf Region. Community leaders and HBCU professors work together on a research-to-action model designed by DSCEJ and TSU to build community capacity and bring about systemic change. The Consortium is under the direction of Dr. Beverly Wright, DSCEJ Executive Director, and Dr. Robert Bullard, TSU Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy. The W. K. Kellogg Foundation supports the Consortium with a five-year grant in the amount of $3.3 million. ...
Feb 27, 2018
Record of Evidence on Entergy Gas Plant Confirms It Would Be a Bad Deal for New Orleans - City Council Decision on This Record Expected Soon NEW ORLEANS, LA – As the City Council draws near to making a decision on whether Entergy’s application to build a new gas plant would be in the public interest, the evidentiary record confirms major problems with Entergy’s proposal. Entergy makes public claims promoting the gas plant that do not match the admissions of Entergy CEO Charles Rice and others under oath during the recent evidentiary hearing on the gas plant. The transcript of this evidentiary hearing can be viewed on the Energy Future New Orleans Coalition’s website at: https://www.nogasplant.com/news. “We have said all along that Entergy’s gas plant would be a bad deal for New Orleans and now we have the record to prove it,” said Dawn Hebert, a resident of New Orleans East who attended the evidentiary hearing. “I hope City Councilmembers read the transcript of the evidentiary hearing before they vote,” she said. The City Council Utility Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10:00 am to consider a resolution and order on the Entergy gas plant application. At this meeting, the Council will hear closing arguments from the parties and intervenors in the docket proceeding and comments from the public. This meeting will take place in the Pan American Building at 601 Poydras Street in the 11th floor auditorium. Click here for the full PDF ...