Green Bay settles power plant lawsuit for $2.5 million

Posted: 12:04 AM, Feb 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-13 06:04:52Z

The City of Green Bay will pay $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit over a failed plan to operate a power plant.

The Oneida Nation’s Oneida Seven Generations Corporation, or OSGC, sued the city in federal court in 2016.

The city had denied the OSGC a permit to operate a power plant where trash would be burned to generate electricity, according to the lawsuit.  The city had originally approved the permit, the lawsuit said.

Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt’s office declined to comment.

“While we believe building the facility would have brought significant benefit to the community, we are pleased to have reached an agreement with the City that enables both parties to move on,” Pete King III, managing agent of the OSGC, said in a statement.