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Wetlands permit dispute pauses construction on $2 billion Scout Motors electric SUV plant

Posted on AllSides September 7th, 2023
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Construction work has been temporarily stopped on a $2 billion new electric vehicle plant in South Carolina being built by a Volkswagen Group-backed group trying to revive a brand that was a forerunner to today’s SUVs. State and local officials said they need more time to obtain wetland permits to continue clearing land at the Blythewood site for Scout Motors. But they said the pause shouldn’t delay the planned opening of the plant in 2026 or the hiring of 4,000 workers. The delay also will give officials more time to...

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