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Oneida Nation wins decision on permit for waste recycling plant





A Wisconsin court of appeal ruled that the city of Green Bay improperly revoked a permit for an Oneida Nation project.

The Oneida Seven Generations Corp, a tribal entity, received a conditional use permit to build a waste recycling plant. The city pulled the permit after the project generated significant controversy.

"We conclude the city acted arbitrarily and without substantial evidence of misrepresentation when it revoked the CUP," the District III Court of Appeals wrote today.

The city's revocation prompted the OSGC to move the project to the reservation. But that ran into controversy among tribal members, who voted to kill the idea and then later dissolved the corporation.

The tribe and the OSGC are now being sued in federal court for alleged breach-of-contract. A developer is seeking $400 million for the failed project.

Get the Story:
Oneidas win appeal on waste plant permit (FOX 11 News 3/25)
Appeals Court hands down ruling on Green Bay trash incinerator (WTAQ 3/25)
Appeals court: Green Bay improperly rejected Seven Generations plant (The Green Bay Press-Gazette 3/25)
Oneida tribe targeted in $400 million suit over energy deal (The Green Bay Press-Gazette 3/14)

Wisconsin Appeals Court Decision:
Oneida Seven Generations Corporation v. Green Bay (March 25, 2014)

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