Wisconsin tribe fights $400M waste-to-energy suit

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Oneida Tribe of Indians has asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit seeking almost $400 million in a stalled waste-to-energy endeavor.

Press-Gazette Media reports that the March lawsuit filed by Generation Clean Fuels LLC says the company signed on to partner with the tribe-owned Oneida Seven Generations Corp. in a proposed Green Bay trash-recycling plant. It also says the Illinois-based company agreed to lease equipment for the plant.

The project was halted after Green Bay officials withdrew a permit.

Oneida attorneys say neither the tribe nor its company signed contractual agreements with Generation Clean Fuels. They say contracts were signed by a tribal affiliate without the knowledge of Oneida leaders.

An attorney for Generation Clean Fuels says the company will respond to the tribe's motion in court.

The suit is pending in Chicago's Cook County Circuit Court.

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