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Oneida Nation seeks dismissal of lawsuit over failed energy deal






The building of the Oneida Seven Generations Corporation. Photo from PGSscottwilliams / Twitter

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is fighting a lawsuit over a failed waste recycling plant.

The tribe and Oneida Seven Generations Corp, a tribal entity, are being sued for breach of contract. The lawsuit seeks $400 million but the tribe said it was never a party to the agreements at issue in the dispute.

“The tribe’s business committee — which is delegated governing authority of the tribe — had no knowledge of, and did not even see the agreements, until well after they were executed,” the tribe said in a brief. Oneida Eye has posted documents from the case.

The waste recycling plant has been controversial. OSGC initially received a conditional use permit for the project but the city of Green Bay revoked it.

A Wisconsin appeals court later ruled that the revocation was improper. The city is appealing.

After losing the permit, OSGC turned to a site on the reservation. The idea was controversial there too and tribal members later killed it at a general council meeting.

Tribal members later voted to dissolve OSGC. They also voted Chairman Ed Delgado out of office.

Get the Story:
Oneida fights suit over waste-to-energy plant (The Green Bay Press-Gazette 8/14)

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