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Supreme Court: Green Bay improperly revoked tribe’s energy plant permit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Supreme Court says the city of Green Bay improperly revoked an Oneida Nation subsidiary’s permit for an alternative energy plant.

Oneida Seven Generations Corp. got a permit from the city council in 2011 to build the facility. After opposition to the plant grew, the council revoked the permit in 2012 based on what project critics alleged were misrepresentations Seven Generations made about the plant’s environmental impact.

A circuit court agreed with the city but a state appeals court sided with the tribal company last year.

The Supreme Court upheld the appellate decision Friday, finding no substantial evidence shows the corporation misrepresented the environmental impact.

The city’s attorney didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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