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Metal containers marked with the logo of Chicago-based S&C Electric Co., are seen outside an electrical building known as "the vault" in New Orleans, which houses electrical equipment that routes power from energy provider Entergy Corp. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
Metal containers marked with the logo of Chicago-based S&C Electric Co., are seen outside an electrical building known as "the vault" in New Orleans, which houses electrical equipment that routes power from energy provider Entergy Corp. (Gerald Herbert/AP)
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The New Orleans news site The Lens reported the energy company Entergy paid actors to attend — and in some cases speak at — public hearings to support a proposed $210 million power plant in eastern New Orleans.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson learns more from journalist Michael Isaac Stein (@misaacstein).

This segment aired on May 9, 2018.

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