Numerous pieces of legislation related to data center reform were introduced as part of the 2024 Virginia General Assembly Session. Unfortunately, the majority of the bills were defeated or carried over to the 2025 Virginia General Assembly Session.
Since the General Assembly began its 2024 session, the newly-opened General Assembly office building and the Capitol have seen frenetic activity, day in and day out. Many bills that were introduced in January have now seen numerous amendments and text changes, with some being passed over and others being voted out of committee and onto the House or Senate floor for action.
This growing coalition is currently made up of 27 environmental, conservation, historic preservation, and climate advocacy groups, as well as representatives of communities and neighborhoods across the state of Virginia.
Together, we are urging state lawmakers to study the cumulative effects of data center development on Virginia’s electrical grid, water resources, air quality, and land conservation efforts, and to institute several common-sense regulatory and rate-making reforms for the industry.
Numerous bills have been introduced in the 2024 General Assembly session thanks to the work of this collaboration in spreading the word, mobilizing public support, and working directly with elected officials to draft the legislation. We invite you to take action in supporting their passage.
American Battlefield Trust
Chesapeake Bay Program
Chesapeake Legal Alliance
Citizens for Fauquier County
Coalition for Smarter Growth
The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks
Coalition to Protect Prince William County
Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions
Friends of the Rappahannock
Goose Creek Association
Henrico Conservation Action Network
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground
Loudoun Climate Project
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
Manassas Battlefield Trust
National Parks Conservation Association
The Piedmont Environmental Council
Prince William Conservation Alliance
Sierra Club Virginia Chapter
Southern Environmental Law Center
Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action
Virginia Conservation Network
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
Virginia Native Plant Society
Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area
…and more, including 20+ HOA and community representatives
Julie Bolthouse, Director of Land Use, Piedmont Environmental Council
Kyle Hart, Mid Atlantic Program Manager, National Parks Conservation Association