Fauquier County

PEC works to help citizens in Fauquier build better communities and protect cherished resources–scenic views, working farms, historic heritage, clean water, and healthy air. 

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Resources from the Warrenton Town Hall on Transmission Lines and Data Centers – Nov. 13, 2023

On Monday, November 13, 2023, a coalition of organizations including Citizens for Fauquier County, Protect Fauquier, Protect Catlett and The Piedmont Environmental Council held a community town hall about Transmission Lines and Data Centers …
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Transmission line update and community meeting invite

In September, I wrote to you about the explosive growth of Virginia’s data center industry and one of the side effects: a major push for new transmission lines …
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Putting the Pieces Together on Digital Gateway

Since 2021, PEC has been supporting our partners’ heroic efforts to stop the largest data center campus in the world from being built on rural land next to Manassas National Battlefield Park, along Pageland Lane …
PEC Presentation on Energy Infrastructure and Data Centers (Upperville)

PEC Presentation on Energy Infrastructure and Data Centers (Upperville)

On Oct. 23, The Piedmont Environmental Council hosted a community meeting in Upperville, Va. on data centers and associated energy infrastructure. The presentation was given by PEC’s President Chris Miller and followed by a Q&A …
PEC response to sign alteration

PEC response to sign alteration

This week, PEC has become aware that the “It’s Not Over” message on some of these yard signs have recently been covered with materials indicating preference for a particular candidate in the upcoming Warrenton Town …
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we're hiring! potomac watershed field representative

Potomac Watershed Field Representative

PEC is hiring for a Potomac Watershed Field Representative to execute a diverse portfolio of land conservation, natural resource restoration, land use policy, and civic engagement efforts in Clarke, Loudoun, and northern Fauquier counties …
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Latest on Amazon’s data center in Warrenton

Since we last updated you on Amazon’s Warrenton data center, Amazon has spent these couple of months responding to the Town’s first round of comments on its initial site development plan …
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Data Centers, Surging Power Demand Take Center Stage

The size, scale, and speed at which applications for data center projects are coming in and being approved is astounding. Just this month, massive proposals moved forward in Culpeper, Louisa, and King George counties, with more being reviewed in Caroline and Stafford counties …