Opponents to Rivian Georgia Plant Take Over State Meeting
April 21, 2022—Opponents to EV manufacturer Rivian's planned facility in Morgan County, Georgia, showed up in force to a state meeting earlier this week to express their opposition to the project.
Rivian last year announced last year it would build a massive 2,000-acre facility about 45 miles east of Atlanta in Morgan and Walton counties. Oversight of the project was initially given to Morgan County planning and zoning officials, but a Detroit News report suggests county officials were overwhelmed by local resistance that authority was handed over to the state.
According to the report, opposition to the plant has come from many residents in the area of where the plant will be built. Residents criticized the meeting, saying it was impossible to make meaningful suggestions because the state is so dead-set on getting the facility built.
The report says the project, if completed, would be the single-biggest industrial project in Georgia's history.