Letter: Oneida Nation should seek alternatives to biomass plant

"It sounds good β€” waste to energy biomass gasification. That's a facility through a corporation of the Oneida tribe, where they supposedly look ahead seven generations to protect the land.

After the plant was rejected by two neighboring communities, I attended the public meeting and hearing on July 28 and 29 at the central library. I could tell that local government scientists had reservations, especially in how they mentioned Gov. Scott Walker's "Open for Business" policy.

It's not biomass. It's burning garbage, and there are effective ways to convert biomass to energy. At a City Hall meeting about making Green Bay more sustainable, a University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh representative spoke about a project using manure and household food scraps in compostable bags for energy.

Get the Story:
Tina Mercier: Seek alternatives to gasification (The Green Bay Press-Gazette 9/28)

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