Aftermath of Climate Disasters Looms Large in Louisiana Runoff Election

On December 10, a three-term incumbent utility regulator faces a challenger backed by a people-powered movement.

Not everyone who cares about high utility bills and housing insecurity is concerned with land subsidence, seawater rise and losing their earthly home. But in Louisiana, advocates for workers, tenants, ratepayers, climate and faith communities have identified a common identity to align their constituencies’ interests: All of them are ratepayers, already squeezed to the limit and bracing for worse this winter, while greenhouse gas emissions are at an all-time high.

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