LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Michigan Representatives Bryan Posthumus (R-Cannon Township) and Tom Kunse (R-Clare) have called for an official inquiry into what they say is “potential state enforcement abuse” involving a farm owner and her outspoken views against a Chinese-owned plant to be built in her community.
Posthumus and Kunse are formally requesting an investigation by the House Committee on Ethics and Oversight into a potential misuse of power by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) regarding a Big Rapids horse farmer and her outspoken views against the Gotion Battery Plant nearby.
“Ms. [Lori] Brock is a farmer and her property borders the proposed Gotion Battery Plant building site. Ms. Brock has been farming that land for over two decades. And yet only now, after she has become an outspoken opponent of the plant and held rallies against it at her farm, she suddenly finds herself under fire from the very agency that should be supporting her and her farm,” Posthumus and Kunse said.
Brock is expecting a visit from MDARD on Thursday morning and Michigan News Source will have a team present.
The full letter can be viewed below.