Oneida tribe split on gasification plant

Published On: Apr 04 2013 12:21:30 PM CDT
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -

An Oneida tribal company that's faced opposition to building a waste-to-energy plant off the reservation is now getting resistance from its own members after it turned its attention to constructing the gasification plant on tribal land.

Plans by the Oneida Seven Generations Corp. to build the plant in the Green Bay area have met with public protests, adverse court rulings and government obstacles. And now that the company is trying to locate the plant on Oneida land, tribal opponents say they're taking steps to dissolve the company to prevent it from exposing the tribe to future financial or political turmoil.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette says a tribal council meeting is scheduled May 5 to allow members to vote on the gasification plant. More than 80 people signed a petition urging the vote.