Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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2/25/23  7:25 pm
Commenter: Jeff Flading

NO. This is not the solution to poor planning by data center developers and county governments.

Data center developers, aided by local county governments, have planned poorly.  This has led to the issue at hand.  You can't put this pollution solution in place to attempt to cover their mistakes.  Data center development should stop until developers and county governments can do the math to match capacity to the available resources to support them.   Putting this pollution solution in place will feed the problem by allowing them to get by while they keep building even more data centers without proper planning.  If you approve this year's "emergency" it becomes likely this will be an attempted fix for future self-induced "emergencies." 

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