There is absolutely no science to allow a government agency like DEQ to have the ability to waive critical pollution control measures in favor of a multibillion dollar data center industry.
Small particulate diesel pollution becomes embedded in the lungs of people with the elderly and children most affected. In addition the small particles easily cross into the blood vessels of the body and travel to various organ systems potentially leading to cancer.
Is your agency really willing to sacrifice entire populations because a local government issued too many building permits for energy hungry data centers? It sounds like the stuff that lawyers would love to litigate- "JUST SAY NO" to any DEQ variances to allow diesel generators to run during energy shortages.