Michigan team sues to ban Ford battery plant

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A gaggle antagonistic to a Ford Motor Co. electrical car battery plant in Marshall, Mich., is suing town in hopes of preventing development of the $3.5 billion undertaking, consistent with courtroom paperwork.

The plant — dubbed BlueOval Battery Landscape Michigan — is about to not hidden in 2026. It’s anticipated to build about 2,500 jobs and feature the capability to form 35 gigawatt-hours of lithium iron phosphate cells a time. That’s enough quantity energy for approximately 400,000 EVs.

As reported Wednesday through MLive, the Committee to Save Marshall filed a petition in Might for a referendum vote on a rezoning choice that licensed 741 acres of the Ford website online for business worth. The petition was once unacceptable through town as it lacked ample legitimate signatures and as the town had already appropriated cash to the undertaking.

In a lawsuit in opposition to town and town clerk filed with the Calhoun County Circuit Court docket on Tuesday, the Committee argues town’s rejection of the petition was once unconstitutional.

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