City Council vote on N.O. East Entergy plant plan to face legal challenge

City Council vote on N.O. East Entergy plant plan to face legal challenge
Some environmental, affordable energy and social justice advocates oppose the plan. (Source: FOX 8 graphic)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Debate over plans to build a new Entergy plant in New Orleans east will likely end up in court.

According to out partners at Nola.com|The Times-Picayune, a group of lawyers sent city council members a letter March 6. The letter indicates a council committee's vote to move Entergy's plans forward violates the law. It also indicates they will follow through with a legal challenge.

The council committee's vote happened after a public meeting. The lawyers argue the council's decision to deny access to the meeting to dozens of people is a violation of the law's requirement that the public be afforded "the right to observe the deliberations of public bodies."

The full council was expected to vote on the Entergy Plant plan for Paris Road as early as March 8.

Some environmental, affordable energy and social justice advocates oppose the plan.

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