Oneida Tribe & Oneida Seven Generations Corp. Dismissed From Illinois Lawsuit, But Plaintffs Can Appeal And OSGC Subsidiary Green Bay Renewable Energy, LLC, Is Still A Defendant

On Wednesday October 8, 2014, Cook County Illinois Judge Margaret Ann Brennan allowed motions by the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin and Oneida Seven Generations to ‘Dismiss, Strike or Withdraw a Specific Defendant’ from Cook Co. Case No. 2014-L-002768ACF Leasing, ACF Services & Generation Clean Fuels vs. Green Bay Renewable Energy, Oneida Seven Generations Corp. & Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin regarding a plastics-to-oil incineration project.

However, the Plaintiffs were given 30 days to appeal Judge Brennan’s decision, and OSGC subsidiary Green Bay Renewable Energy continues to be a defendant in the Cook Co. lawsuit which seeks around $400 million dollars following the OTIW General Tribal Council’s December 15, 2013 directive for the BC to dissolve OSGC and to work with Tribe member Frank Cornelius on the dissolution.

Frank Cornelius had sponsored the petition to dissolve OSGC that resulted in the GTC Meeting at which the Oneida Tribe’s General Tribal Council voted to dissolve OSGC for a variety of reasons, including a history of costly failures, exorbitant salaries & bonuses, lack of transparency & accountability, misrepresentations to the City of Green Bay & the Tribe of the incinerator projects, and violation of GTC’s May 5, 2013 directive not to conduct any incinerator projects anywhere on the Oneida Reservation.

Listen to an exciting 6 minute excerpt of the December 15, 2013 GTC meeting below which begins with then-BC Treasurer Tina Danforth who is now BC Chair, followed by important comments & questions by Tribe members Pearl McLester and Nancy Skenandore, and ending with a bang courtesy of Tribe member Cathy L. Metoxen:

On Monday October 20, 2014 the City of Green Bay’s first Brief is due before the Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding the City’s appeal of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals March 26, 2014 reversal of the January 9, 2014 decision by Brown County Judge Marc Hammer that OSGC & GBRE had misrepresented their municipal-waste incinerator project to the City’s Common Council.

OSGC’s & GBRE’s municipal-waste incinerator project is different from the plastics-to-oil incinerator project, both of which were unsuccessfully pursued under the failed leadership of OSGC President & Chair Atty. William Cornelius and OSGC CEO/GBRE President & CEO Kevin Cornelius.

The Oneida Business Committee supported both projects, even though doing so endangered the health, safety, welfare, resources, reputation, and very existence of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin according to BC Resolution 11-08-00-B, ‘Dioxin and Persistent Organic Pollutants.’

However, General Tribal Council is the supreme governing body of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, and GTC voted to take action in self-defense against OSGC and OBC.

OBC should learn and remember:

‘Sovereignty’ should not be treated as a synonym for ‘hypocrisy.’

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Abdul Latif Mahjoob / ACTI / AREC / AREI / ARTI ACF Leasing ACF Services Alliance Construction & Design / Alliance GC (Global Conservation) American Combustion Technologies Inc. (ACTI) / American Combustion Technologies of California Inc. (ACTI) / American Renewable Energy Inc. (AREI) / American Renewable Technologies Inc. (ARTI) Artley Skenandore Jr. / Swakweko LLC Atty. William Cornelius Bruce King City of Green Bay Fmr. OBC Chair Cristina Danforth / Tina Danforth Fmr. OBC Chair Ed Delgado Fmr. OBC Sec. Patty Hoeft Fmr. OBC Vice-Chair Greg Matson Fmr. OBC Vice-Chair Melinda Danforth General Tribal Council / GTC Generation Clean Fuels Godfrey & Kahn Green Bay Renewable Energy LLC / GBRE Green Box NA Green Bay LLC Incinerators / Gasification / Pyrolysis / Plastics-to-Oil / Waste-to-Energy Jacqueline Zalim / Jackie Zalim Kelly Van Den Heuvel / Kelly Yessman Kevin Cornelius Mike Metoxen Mission Support Services Nevada LLC / Mission Support Services LLC Nathan King Nature's Way Tissue Corp. OBC Chief Counsel Jo Anne House OBC Vice-Chair Brandon Lee Stevens / Brandon Yellowbird Stevens Oneida Business Committee / OBC Oneida Energy Blocker Corp. Oneida Energy Inc. Oneida ESC Group LLC / OESC Oneida Nation of Wisconsin / Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin / Indian Country / Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic Oneida Seven Generations Corporation / OSGC Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises / OTIE OPD Lt. Lisa Drew Skenandore / Lisa Skenandore Owen Somers / Oneida Internal Security Director Paul Linzmeyer Pete King III / King Solutions LLC Ron Van Den Heuvel Sustainment & Restoration Services LLC Todd Van Den Heuvel Tsyosha?aht Cathy Delgado Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation / WEDC

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