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This Diet Will Create a Stronger, More Efficient Electricity Grid and a Healthier Future

By Andy Kowalczyk   At the heart of the electric utility’s service model is a promise to provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity. This promise is a very old one, and although it was revolutionary at the time it was made some 100 + years ago. Let’s face it, having a safe, reliable and affordable grid in the modern age is something most of us take for granted, and we could care less how utility companies maintain that reliability.

2019 – Our Year In Review

Dear community, Thank you. It was your time, phone calls, letters, donations, marching, and words of encouragement that moved us, albeit slowly, albeit incrementally, closer down the path toward a livable climate for all people. This is what we (and that means YOU!) accomplished in 2019: Advocating for renewable energy and a just transition away from fossil fuels:   Supporting fenceline communities fighting for environmental and climate justice:
  • Helped plan the historic “March Against Death Alley” in both May and October, drawing national attention to injustices faced by communities along the petrochemical corridor
  • Submitted formal comments on CDC’s Federal Register notice of plans to revise the protocol and methodology for investigating cancer clusters
  • Accepted an invitation to send representatives to the Permian Gulf Coast Convening to build the national movement of folks fighting against the proliferation of plastics
  • Attended numerous public meetings and hearings as a member of the Coalition Against Death Alley and submitted official comments on upcoming petrochemical development projects (and our opposition helped stop Wanhua!

Selling solar power as energy independence in fossil fuel-heavy Louisiana

By Andy Kowalczyk   It’s often hard to put into context just how unique this time is that we live in. The ability for homeowners to purchase the means to generate their own power via rooftop solar is much more commonplace in 2019 than it was even 10 years ago due to dramatic cost declines.

2018 – Our Year In Review

Dear friends, We want to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of our year, and of our work. If you are taking time to read through this email, you are one of our supporters– and we couldn’t do what we do without you. In 2018, your friends at 350 New Orleans:
  • Incorporated and registered as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization;
  • Sent several of our members to the front lines of the Bayou Bridge fight to engage in direct action via work stoppage;
  • Organized mass call-in and write-in campaigns to hold the Governor accountable to the St.

Black, Palestinian + Trans Protestors Arrested Outside of ALEC Annual Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Tabitha Mustafa, NOPSC, 504-430-1861, Meg Logue, 350 New Orleans, 860-707-4056, Cherri Foytlin, L’eau Est La Vie, 334-462-4484,   BLACK, PALESTINIAN AND TRANS PROTESTERS ARRESTED OUTSIDE OF ALEC ANNUAL MEETING NEW ORLEANS—Four protesters were arrested by the New Orleans Police Department for trying to enter the Hilton Riverside hotel to call on Governor John Bel Edwards and all Louisiana lawmakers to end all association with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).