Judge Sides with Green Bay in Energy Plant Suit
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GREEN BAY, Wis.-- A judge has ruled in favor of the City of Green Bay in denying a gasification plant permit by the Oneida Seven Generations Corporation.
The lawsuit was filed after the city's common council rescinded approval for the plant in a 7-5 vote last October. Those who voted to deny the permit said OSGC mislead them during a presentation.
OSGC argued that was not the case and asked the court to order Green Bay to pay more than four million dollars it says it spent in expenses.
Judge Marc Hammer says Oneida Seven Generations representatives lied to city leaders about environmental concerns over its trash to energy plant, including the need for a 60 foot smoke stack.
The city approved the permit in 2011 for a trash gasification facility to be built on the city's west side.
A group opposing the project convinced the city council to revoke the permit.
The Oneidas are hopeful they can still work with the city.