DEQ’s minor backtracking on its ill-advised proposal to allow “data centers a measure of relief from existing regulations” is a shameless attempt to repackage a lousy idea. If we didn’t like data center’s full-strength poison, we don’t want their reduced calorie version either.
I’m still waiting to see any concession whatsoever from the data center industry to address the problem they have created. So far, all we have seen from them is relentless lobbying for special favors. When will DEQ provide the public a “measure of relief” from them?
DEQ is supposed to protect the health and well-being of Virgina's citizens, not the profit margin of wealthy corporate predators.
Do your job, please.