In the News:
County's environmental staff rejects rural crescent data center plan over 'major' impacts to natural resources
Prince William Times, Dec 21
PWC's environmental officials are recommending that the board of county supervisors deny a request to replan 2,133 acres in the rural crescent for data centers because of the risks the development poses to nearby forests, streams, and wildlife.
Around Prince William: Are data centers really progress? InsideNOVA, December 25
Some say progress is inevitable. The question is how do you define progress? Al Alborn gets back to basics in his article that explores a fundamental question surrounding data centers on Pageland and the resulting road widening.
Prince William County aims to approve more data center space than the market demands Potomac Local, January 1
Claim: There are only 90 to 830 developable greenfield acres remaining with the data center opportunity zone.
Truth: There are at minimum 1,645 developable greenfield acres in the data center opportunity zone, not counting the 1,216 acres already approved for Data Center Development.
Filmmaker Ken Burns warns of 'devastating impact' of data centers near Manassas battlefield
Prince William Times, January 7
Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns has penned a letter to Prince William Board of County Supervisors' Chair Ann Wheeler (D) warning of the 'devastating impacts' a massive data center campus would pose to the Manassas National Battlefield Park, which he called "hallowed ground."