Oneida Tribe Says 'No' to Plant
By Cassandra Duvall. CREATED May 5, 2013
ONEIDA, WI -- After hours of discussion the Oneida General Tribal Council voted to deny a proposed gasification project.
In a statement released this evening, members say there are more questions than answers about the project, which would be built on tribal land by the Oneida Seven Generations Corporation.
There has been an ongoing debate about the proposed "trash-to-energy" plant, after the public had environmental and health concerns.
“This is exactly how our tribal system is supposed to work – tribal members gathering information, discussing shared concerns and making decisions that the majority believe is in the best interest of the tribe,” said Phil Wisneski, Tribal Spokesman.