Breaking News: The Supreme Court dismantles of half a century of health, environmental, and climate justice advocacy.
Repost from Green New Deal Network
Entergy says rates will go up for most Louisiana customers; see how much by Robert Stewart
Article by Robert Stewart
Originally Published on The Advocate
June 3, 2022
Company blames rising natural gas costs, damage from storms
Ban on carbon capture & sequestration (CCS) facilities & pipelines passed by full New Orleans City Council
New Orleans City Council Climate Committee votes to ban carbon capture & sequestration facilities and pipelines
Why is The Alliance concerned about CCS?
The coal, oil, and gas industry touts CCS as a “solution” to climate change. But CCS projects have consistently overpromised and underperformed, when they have not failed completely. CCS benefits the petrochemical and pipeline companies by enabling these industries to keep expanding profits while supposedly offsetting their emissions. What's worse? CCS poses significant environmental, health and safety risks to our communities and will have disproportionate affects on Black and Native communities. A report from May 2021 by the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council concluded that carbon capture storage projects will not benefit communities.
We don't want this expensive, unproven technology in our city. Tell your Councilmember to vote "yes" on Resolution 22-219!
A new model for hurricane response? Nonprofit eyes churches, community centers as recovery hubs by Matt Sledge
But supporters also hope to cut electricity bills throughout the year and to transform community groups like churches into disaster responders.