Oneida wins lawsuit against Green Bay over proposed waste-to-energy plant

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The state supreme court ruled the city of Green Bay acted improperly when it revoked a permit for a waste-to-energy plant.

The Green Bay city council approved the gasification plant in 2011, but changed its mind in 2012 after public opposition to the project grew.

Oneida Seven Generations, the economic arm of the Oneida Tribe, filed a lawsuit against the city. 

An appeals court and now the state supreme court ruled in the tribes favor. 

“Like the court of appeals we conclude that the City’s decision to rescind the conditional use permit was not based on substantial evidence,” the court wrote.

The Oneida Nation is holding a news conference in less than a hour. 

Local five will be there and will update this story throughout the day. 

Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt’s office says he will not be available for comment today on this story. They are still reviewing the court’s decision. 

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