"Mums the Word," Green Bay Leaders Silent on Lawsuit
Green Bay-- Oneida Seven Generations says the Green Bay council acted unlawfully when it put a stop to it's proposed energy plant. Protesters and the majority of council eventually felt they were misled regarding project specifics, for instance the amount of emissions and size and number of smoke stacks. The council's Tuesday night discussion happened in a two-hour closed session. When they returned, a motion was made to have, "legal council proceed as directed."
As to what the city's lawyers will do? Alderman Mark Steuer said, "We came up with some other alternatives that we are looking at and we really can't speak on those right now." Some familiar faces in the crowd of those opposed to the trash-to-energy plant.
Judy Hermsen opposed the plant, "Our alderman said, he can't say anything about it so we have to honor him and hope that all the aldermen stay strong..." Though not all who attended the meeting are condemning the project.. Taku Ronsman of Green Bay said, "I'm hoping that the allegations are not true and that it's just a misunderstanding. That's what my hope is and I'm hoping that the city can work something out."
No word when the city will give details on how it's approaching the lawsuit but Alderman Steuer says hopefully by mid-December.