Group Aims To Halt Waste to Energy Plant
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ONEIDA, Wi-- Some tribal members are looking at possibly shutting down the Tribal-owned Oneida Seven Generations Corporation.
Leah Dodge is leading a group that is fighting a trash to energy plant proposed on Tribal land. Some say OSGC should be dissolved for continuing to support a project opponents say will harm the tribe and the environment.
The proposed plant would melt waste and convert it to energy. The idea been rejected in several communities, most recently in Green Bay.
"There will be liabilities if the seven generations corporation is dissolved but the greater liabilities would result if Oneida Seven Generations with its current leadership is allowed to construct and build this incinerator," Dodge said.
The Oneida tribe declined to comment until after a final vote by the tribal council. OSGC’s Board of Directors sent this response:
“OSGC is bound by tribal law and processes that the tribe has set forth for development on the reservation. The corporation has followed and continues to follow the tribal process set forth by the tribe."
The full tribal council, made up of about 2,000 voting members will vote on a proposal to reject the plant May 5th.
Dissolving the corporation is a separate issue and would be taken up by the tribe's Business Committee.