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Tell Congress: Support the Artificial Intelligence Environmental Impacts Act

The human and environmental costs of the data center industry are only predicted to worsen with the rise of cryptocurrency and artificial intelligence applications. That’s why we’re supporting a new congressional bill, the Artificial Intelligence …
April 10 Public Hearing: Prime Ag Soils, Belmont Data Center Rezoning

April 10 Public Hearing: Prime Ag Soils, Belmont Data Center Rezoning

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024 the Loudoun Board of Supervisors will vote on the Prime Agricultural Soils and Cluster Subdivisions Ordinance Amendment and the Belmont Innovation Campus rezoning …
Additional Information: Belmont Innovation Campus Rezoning

Additional Information: Belmont Innovation Campus Rezoning

Often, data center rezoning applications that come before the Board of Supervisors are, in fact, not submitted by data center developers like Meta, Amazon Web Services, etc. Rather, many rezonings are at the request of …
Additional Information: Prime Soils Zoning Ordinance Amendment

Additional Information: Prime Soils Zoning Ordinance Amendment

How will the ZOAM impact me? The Board of Supervisors has made it very clear that the ZOAM would not reduce – or downzone – the overall density allowable under Cluster Subdivision regulations. As such, …
Cville Area Land Use: Week Ahead for April 1, 2024

Cville Area Land Use: Week Ahead for April 1, 2024

Albemarle may take up Ragged Mountain Natural Area uses …
Quick Update: Things to Know in Culpeper

Quick Update: Things to Know in Culpeper

Spring is upon us! I am very excited to share a few upcoming opportunities to get involved locally, whether that’s to learn more about the deep history of Culpeper or to enjoy what a beautiful …
Data Center Reform Campaign Coordinator

Data Center Reform Campaign Coordinator

The Piedmont Environmental Council is hiring a Campaign Coordinator to organize and advance advocacy around data centers …
Catherine Fisher

Catherine Fisher

Catherine Fisher joined The Piedmont Environmental Council as the Community Farm Specialist in March 2024 …