Settlement Agreement Ends Gasification Incinerator Plan

Great news from Waukesha County Environmental Action League (WEAL):

The gasification staged-incinerator proposed by GEITS (Global Environmental Infrastructure Technology Solutions) for the City of Adams, Wisconsin has been terminated with the signing of a “Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release” document.

The Settlement Agreement, which was unanimously approved by the Adams City Council on 6/16/2014, terminates all agreements and contracts between the City of Adams and GEITS and includes a payment of $301,050 from the City of Adams to GEITS. (Page 2 – item 14)

The Agreement outlines a number of stipulations and includes a confidentially clause which states: “Each Party agrees that this Agreement is a public record subject to inspection and copying by the public.” The confidentially clause also states: “Each party further agrees to refrain from publishing, disclosing or seeking publicity as to any discussions and negotiations in connection with this Agreement, the Contracts, the Matters, the Potential Claims, the Released Claims and/or the other Party. ” (Page 4 – item #14)

Congratulations to the people of Adams, WI, to WEAL, and to Incinerator Free Brown County (IFBC) who shared in the effort to prevent dangerous, experimental technology from wasting even greater amounts of city and tax dollars for the sake of a few insiders.

Unfortunately, the government of the City of Adams made poor decisions and wasted the public’s money on empty schemes of a corporation that hired the city’s mayor, just as the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin’s Business Committee and Tribally-owned Oneida Seven Generations Corporation have wasted Tribal members’ money and may have to spend even more to extract the Tribe from high-risk nonsense before it’s all over.

Just as seems to have been the case in Adamas, WI, the roles and relationships of those who make business and political decisions have dangerously overlapped in the Oneida Trihal organization, and it’s up to the people to defend themselves against a government being run for the sake of the corporations rather than for the true benefit of all.

However, this welcome victory of common sense in Adams, WI over GEITS’ corporate fictions also demolishies false accusations by some Tribe members and elected Tribal officials that the actions of IFBC, Clean Water Action Council (CWAC), WEAL and other groups & individuals who opposed Oneida Seven Generations Corporation’s plans to build incinerators in Green Bay, Ashwaubenon, Hobart, and in Oneida were motivated by ‘racism.’

Instead, WEAL, IFBC, CWAC and other groups are motivated by the need for practical application of the philosophy that seeks to protect the next seven generations.

Oneida Eye encourages Oneidas to join with these organizations in working to protect and improve surrounding communities, and we hope that the newly elected BC will recognize the powerful partnership that can be formed with local environmental allies, rather than continue wasting resources – economic and environmental – by allowing the bottom line of a few take precedence over the health, safety and welfare of all.

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