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Company Sues Over Failed Waste-to-Energy Plant in Wisconsin

After construction started, the city revoked the conditional use permit.

The Oneida Seven Generations Corp. and Green Bay Renewable Energy filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Green Bay, Wisc., over a failed waste-to-energy project.

In 2010, Oneida had gotten the go ahead to build the plant. However, after construction started, the city revoked the conditional use permit. Now it’s suing for damages.

Fox11Online has more:

"The City's irrational decision to revoke the CUP based on a manufactured rationale shocks the conscience and constitutes a violation of OSCG's constitutional right to due process. As a proximate result, OSGC has sustained over $5 million in out-of-pocket expenses, lost profits of approximately $16 million, and substantial legal expenses, including attorney's fees to try to convince the City to reconsider its decision, and to pursue the state court and these federal court proceedings. The City has left OSGC with no choice but to bring this lawsuit seeking to recover the significant damages it incurred as a result," the suit states.

The plantiffs ask for a jury trial. No court dates have been set.

Read the full story here.

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