Village wants Oneida Nation to hold off land-into-trust application
The village of Hobart, Wisconsin, wants the Oneida Nation to hold off on a land-into-trust application for its new biomass-to-energy plant.

The village is willing to sign a lease with the Oneida Seven Generations Corp. for the project. But the village wants the tribe to waive its sovereign immunity, adhere to local laws and leave the land in fee status for the duration of the lease.

"Our mission here is to protect village tax base and secure the interest of all parties … and address any future potential issues that could come of this," village president Rich Heidel told The Green Bay Press-Gazette.

OSGC wants to take waste from Brown County's waste transfer facility in Hobart and convert it into energy.

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