Green Raw Deal: NC unleashes eminent domain on homes and businesses to make way for EV factory

Support Free Southern Media: Like, Share, Re-Tweet, Re-Post, Subscribe.
There’s a lot more to see at our main page, Dixie Drudge! #FreeDixie

(CFact) Residents of a quiet, rural North Carolina community are about to be yanked into the zero-emissions automotive future.
Saying they are on a “tight schedule,” North Carolina officials have announced they will use eminent domain to buy and destroy 27 homes and five businesses, and will move a Baptist church to clear a path for Vietnamese EV startup manufacturer VinFast to build an automotive assembly and battery manufacturing plant in Chatham County.
Residents of Moncure and Merry Oaks find themselves in the crosshairs of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). In mid-August, NCDOT produced large maps showing the network of roads and highway interchanges that will have to undergo changes to improve access to the 2,150-acre Triangle Innovation mega-site where the EV plant will be located. Homes and businesses in the new right-of-way will have to go.
Lena Stone stands to lose four homes – hers and four rental properties – didn’t learn of the pending eminent domain action until mid-August, even though NCDOT wants to begin buying up properties this month.
“I was in shock. I cried all weekend,” she told Newsobserver.com (Aug. 23). “It’s going to change the whole community.” Residents were confronted with a fail accompli; their input was neither requested nor desired…Read the rest
#FreeDixie

Elections Matter. Will Virginia Be Ruled from Sacramento?

Support Free Southern Media: Like, Share, Re-Tweet, Re-Post, Subscribe.
There’s a lot more to see at our main page, Dixie Drudge! #FreeDixie

(Bacon’s Rebellion ) Turns out former Gov. Ralph Northam is the gift that keeps on giving.
Not only do Virginia’s school children continue to suffer academically because of Northam’s hasty, hysterical and prolonged school closures, but most of us were shocked this week to learn that California’s boneheaded new rules regarding a draconian move to electric vehicles will apply to the Old Dominion as well, thanks to a bill Northam signed into law in 2021, linking Virginia to California’s clean air standards, the strictest in the world.
Lucky us.
Before the California measure was finalized last week, Steve Haner wrote for the Suffolk News-Herald that thanks to Northam and his Democratic cronies in the General Assembly, we are now serfs to California’s wacky politics…Read the rest
#FreeDixie

Ford cutting jobs, Transition to EVs no one wants

(You’ll Buy or Walk! – DD)

Support Free Southern Media: Like, Share, Re-Tweet, Re-Post, Subscribe.
There’s a lot more to see at our main page, Dixie Drudge! #FreeDixie

Report: Ford to Cut About 3K Jobs amid Transition to Electric Vehicles
(Brietbart) Ford Motor Company will lay off approximately 3,000 workers to cut costs while transitioning to electric vehicles, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
The company’s internal email to employees said it would begin notifying the affected salaried and agency workers in the next few days, according to the newspaper which reviewed the email.
“The workforce reduction mostly targets employees in the U.S., Canada and India. About 2,000 of the targeted cuts will be salaried jobs at the Dearborn, Mich., auto maker. The remaining 1,000 employees are working in contract positions with outside agencies, the company said,” the article continued.
The email reportedly said the company was changing to embrace updated technologies.
Per the Journal article, Chief Executive Jim Farley said Ford had too many employees “and that the existing workforce doesn’t have the expertise needed to transition to a portfolio of electric, software-laden vehicles.”…Read the rest
#FreeDixie