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Article, Resource filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Apr 7, 2017

Video: Transitioning Co-ops Away From Coal

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/video-transitioning-co-ops-away-from-coal/

Karlee Weinmann, Research Associate for the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, delivered a presentation in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 28th, 2017 at an event called Decarbonizing the Electric Grid. In her presentation she discussed the untapped potential for rural electric cooperatives to democratically engage with their member-owners, commit heavily to… Continue reading

Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Aug 1, 2002

Wal-Mart Decision Challenged in New Orleans

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/walmart-decision-challenged-new-orleans/

Opponents of a massive Wal-Mart supercenter approved by the New Orleans City Council in April are fighting the so-called "done deal" on several fronts. A coalition of organizations has filed two lawsuits challenging the decision. The plaintiffs include Smart Growth for Louisiana, the Coliseum Square Association, the Louisiana Landmarks Society, the Historic Magazine Row Association, and the Urban Conservancy. Continue reading

Article filed under Independent Business | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on May 1, 2002

Wal-Mart Developer’s Tactics Questioned in New Orleans

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/walmart-developers-tactics-questioned-new-orleans/

Rumors of a citizens lawsuit are beginning to circulate in New Orleans less than a month after the city council approved a 200,000 square foot suburban-style Wal-Mart supercenter. The 17-acre development will be situated along Tchoupitoulas Street in the Lower Garden District, a historic neighborhood wedged between a bend in the Mississippi River and downtown. Continue reading

Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Oct 1, 2001

New Orleans Landmark Saved, But Wal-Mart Still Not Welcome

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/new-orleans-landmark-saved-walmart-still-not-welcome/

Fierce opposition from preservation and community groups has saved the last cotton press complex in the city of New Orleans from becoming a Wal-Mart parking lot. Now, building on this success, the groups hope to keep the proposed store out altogether. In July, the ironically named Historic Restoration Inc. (HRI) revealed plans to redevelop a 65-acre site along Tchoupitoulas Street in the heart of New Orleans. The proposal includes 1100 units of housing and a 203,000 square foot Wal-Mart supercenter. Continue reading