The small town of Green Charter Township in Michigan has ousted its entire local government in response to a controversial Chinese-linked green energy project. The conflict arose when the local government approved plans for Gotion High-tech Co., a Chinese battery company, to build a multibillion-dollar electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant in the area.
The decision was met with significant opposition from the township’s residents, who were concerned about the project’s impact on agricultural land and the company’s connections to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Jason Kruse, the newly elected supervisor of Green Charter Township, played a pivotal role in this democratic upheaval. He led a grassroots campaign to recall the entire seven-person board after they ignored the residents’ concerns and pushed forward with the project.
Gotion, Inc., is a Chinese company that specializes in the research, development, production, and sales of lithium-ion batteries and related products. As part of China’s rapidly growing battery industry, it is considered one of the key players in the market, alongside other major Chinese battery manufacturers.
“Everybody out there across America needs to step back and understand that you have the power. It’s still there,” stated Kruse in a conversation with Fox News. “Government works