Morgan Land, Sky & Water Preservation, Inc.

Morgan Land, Sky & Water Preservation, Inc.

January 24, 2022
Petition to
The Joint Development Authority of Jasper, Morgan, Newton & Walton Counties and
Signatures: 2,579Next Goal: 5,000
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Why this petition matters

Started by No2Rivian

Morgan Land, Sky & Water Preservation, Inc. is a group of concerned citizens committed to protecting our communities, our resources and our land. We are a diverse group, with a wide range of interests, political affiliations and philosophies who all share a common love and concern for the environment. Our goal is to encourage a common sense approach to growth that is economically prosperous, socially equitable, and environmentally sustainable.

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The Joint Development Authority of Jasper, Newton, Morgan and Walton Counties (aka the “JDA”) collaborated with the State of Georgia to induce Rivian Automotive to build a massive (19.6 million square feet) assembly plant in Morgan and Walton Counties near the historic towns of Rutledge, Social Circle, and Madison, GA. The State has since taken control of the project and plans to override the local zoning and permitting procedures, thus keeping the community in the dark and silencing their voices.

The objective of this petition is to push back against the urbanization and industrialization that continues to chip away at our rural areas, a couple thousand acres at a time, in the name of progress. And in many instances, the local communities have little (if any) control over the outcome.

The state is using $1.5 Billion of YOUR tax dollars to subsidize a private industry (Rivian).  Rivian will be exempt from paying property taxes for 25 years, shifting the financial burden of expanding and maintaining schools and infrastructure to YOU the taxpayers.

As part of the land acquisition process carried out on behalf of the state, the landowners were required to sign non-disparagement and non-disclosure clauses. This prevents the landowners from speaking openly about the alleged intimidation tactics used to encourage them to sign the contracts.

The state has attempted to silence the large coalition of concerned citizens by removing the property from re-zoning rules and regulations. Effectively bypassing the process of determining the impact upon the safety and health of the local communities.

Existing zoning regulations prohibit “heavy industrial that would be objectionable by reason of producing obnoxious dust, air pollution, water pollution and noise.”  The Morgan County (Georgia) Comprehensive Plan expressly designates the area that would be occupied by the plant as “predominantly rural with low-density large lot residential homes”. This designation was put into place to ensure that no large development would occur in this environmentally sensitive area.

The Developments of Regional Impact (DRI) study, conducted by The Northeast Georgia Regional Commission, determined the project would have a negative impact upon the environment and infrastructure.

Save our rural communities!

Make your views known immediately!

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Show your support by signing our petition today!

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Signatures: 2,579Next Goal: 5,000
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