Entergy is an electrical utility company that serves Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Founded in 1913, it currently operates six nuclear power plants and several other energy plants in ‘Cancer Alley,' an 85 mile stretch of the Mississippi river in Louisiana with over 150 toxic petrochemical plants. Entergy is infamous for reporting billions in profits while charging customers and the government for cost overruns at its nuclear power plants and for storm damage from numerous hurricanes such as Katrina in 2006, Gustav in 2008 and Ida in 2021. For example, Entergy reported a $923 million profit in 2005, but applied for $592 million in federal subsidies to pay for storm damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2006.
Electricity and natural gas in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
|Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)||Penalty Total||Number of Records|
- Benchmarking Utility Clean Energy Deployment (Ceres, 2014)
- The Fine Print by David Cay Johnston (Penguin Group, 2012)
- Independent Auditor’s Report of the Annual Management Review Audit of Entergy, Mississippi, Inc. (Boston Pacific, 2014)
- Palisades’ and Entergy’s Chronic Security Failures by Kevin Kamps (Beyond Nuclear, 2014)
- Wired for Greed by Joe Seeber (iUniverse, 2005)
Other Key Sources
- Business and Human Rights Resource Centre's profile on Entergy - UK-based Business and Human Rights Resource Centre is an NGO that employs researchers on five continents who work with activists, companies and governments alike to advance human rights in business by eradicating abuse.
- Corporate Rap Sheet on Entergy- Corporate Rap Sheets, which detail corporate wrongdoing by some of the world's largest companies, are written by Philip Mattera, who heads the Corporate Research Project of Good Jobs First in the U.S.
Emilie Karrick Surrusco | EarthJustice.org | June 17, 2019
The New Orleans City Council must reconsider a controversial gas-fired power plant proposal, a district court judge ruled on June 14.
Michael Isaac Stein | The Lens New Orleans | May 4, 2018
Last October, about 50 people in bright orange shirts filed into City Hall for a public hearing on Entergy’s request to build a $210 million power plant in eastern New Orleans. Their shirts read, “Clean Energy. Good Jobs. Reliable Power.”
Christiana Botic | National Geographic | March 6, 2018
More than a decade after Katrina, a proposed Entergy gas plant threatens New Orleans East and the community that rebuilt it despite a legacy of environmental racism.
Katie Steiner | WW4L | March 3, 2018
"These people have come to speak out and to make their voice heard that this is not necessary, this is not wanted, and we believe that it is going to have some very negative effects upon our community," says Rev. Gregory T. Manning, the pastoral leader of Justice and Beyond.
- A Community Voice
- Alliance for Affordable Energy
- Climate Reality New Orleans
- Coalition Against Death Alley
- Healthy Gulf
- Justice and Beyond
- Louisiana Bucket Brigade
- Louisiana League of Conscious Voters
- New Orleans Office Sierra Club
- Poor Peoples Campaign
- Sunrise Movement, New Orleans
- RISE St. James
- 350 New Orleans
Sam Karlin | The Advocate | July 7, 2022
Amid wide-ranging allegations that it soaked ratepayers for inflated costs at its troubled Grand Gulf nuclear power plant, which serves customers in three states, Entergy has struck a settlement with Mississippi, agreeing to refund the state $300 million.
Ryan Whirty | Louisiana Weekly | January 13, 2021
Attorneys on both sides made oral arguments in court last Monday regarding the effort to cancel plans for a massive natural gas plant in New Orleans East, moving forward a case that has proved lengthy, contentious and complex.
Sierra Club | September 16, 2021
Earlier this week, the Sierra Club submitted public comments on behalf of more than four hundred Texans opposing Entergy’s plans for its Orange County Advanced Power Station.
Sierra Club | March 11, 2021
Today, Sierra Club and the National Parks Conservation Association’s settlement with Entergy Arkansas to close two massive coal plants and a gas plant and build solar power was finalized by a judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Daniel Tait | Energy and Policy Institute | September 28, 2020
Entergy joined other large utilities last week in announcing its intent to achieve “net-zero emissions” by 2050, but like its regional peers of Duke and Southern, the company is charting a course that will rely heavily on gas.
Cliff Weathers | RiverKeeper | July 1, 2015
Yesterday, Entergy revealed that an insulation failure caused a short circuit in a high-voltage transformer coil at the Indian Point nuclear power plant on May 9, 2015. This failure caused the transformer to catch fire.
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Thomas Zambito | lohud | January 18, 2018
Contract negotiations pushed past a midnight strike deadline and are expected to continue Friday as Indian Point workers and owners try to avoid a lockout.
Fox 8 | October 2, 2012
Entergy Nuclear has locked out union security workers at its nuclear plant near Port Gibson, Miss., after contract negotiations with the United Government Security Officers of America Local 36 failed.
From Behind Locked Doors: Entergy Management's "Competency Pretty Low" at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant
Utility Workers Union of America Local 369 | PR Newswire | June 12, 2012
An Entergy replacement worker who was deployed after a lockout of union employees at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant is criticizing the Louisiana-based company's management team at Pilgrim, calling its competency "pretty low." The worker, who arrived in Plymouth April 30th, said Entergy management was unprepared for the situation they created.
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- Entergy Subsidiaries (via U.S. SEC 2020)
- Entergy Subsidiaries (via U.S. SEC 2019)
- Entergy Subsidiaries (via U.S. SEC 2018)
- Entergy Subsidiaries (via U.S. SEC 2017)
Croctail Subsidiary Tool using the CorpWatch API - This API extracts the subsidiary relationship information from Exhibit 21 of companies' 10-K filings with the US SEC.
- CIK numbers link to SEC database (EDGAR)
- Section 21 links to SEC list of companies.
- Entergy Croctail Profile
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Douglas Macmillan & Kevin Schaul | Anchorage Daily News | July 14, 2021
Federal audits of corporate tax returns have plunged in recent years, letting big companies claim elaborate tax breaks with less government scrutiny, according to a Washington Post analysis of company filings.
William Freebairn | S&P Global | May 20, 2022
Entergy's 845-MW Palisades plant in Covert, Michigan, shut permanently May 20, more than a week earlier than scheduled due to a maintenance issue, the company said.
Michael Isaac Stein | The Lens | February 21, 2019
On Thursday, the New Orleans City Council passed a resolution to impose a $5 million fine on Entergy four months after an independent investigation concluded that the company “knew or should have known” that one of its subcontractors was paying actors to support its proposed power plant at council meetings.
The Advocate | March 22, 2018
Entergy Louisiana has signed a 10-year agreement with Yuhuang Chemical Inc. to supply power to the company's new methanol plant in St. James Parish, part of a three-phase $1.85 billion complex.
Louisiana Office of the Governor | January 22, 2018
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards highlighted the groundbreaking by Entergy Louisiana LLC for a 994-megawatt electricity generation plant in Westlake, near Lake Charles, where an industrial renaissance is increasing demand for electricity.