By Brenna Landis, JD Candidate, Class of 2023, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
We were honored to have Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Davante Lewis and State Representative Matthew Willard join as special guests. The dialogue focused on the Securitization Act, which allows utilities to purchase securities (basically loans) to repair infrastructure damaged by storms, and to pass those repair costs onto ratepayers.
The latest vote was postponed after state senators considered shoring up the budget with a natural gas tax.
By Jackson Voss, AAE's Climate Policy Coordinator