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Piedmont Environmental Council sues Orange County for VFOIA violations

In the interest of good governance and transparency, The Piedmont Environmental Council filed a lawsuit yesterday against Orange County for improperly denying public access to documents pertaining to a local rezoning application, in violation of …
AC44 Update: Nov. 7, 2023

AC44 Update: Nov. 7, 2023

Two significant and positive milestones were announced at the Oct. 10 Planning Commission Work Session …
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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 …
Cville Area Land Use Update: Week Ahead for November 6, 2023

Cville Area Land Use Update: Week Ahead for November 6, 2023

Louisa PC to review Amazon’s data centers; Charlottesville City Council to consider $5.9 million purchase of floodplain land slated for development …
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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 …
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Return of the Grassland Birds: Albemarle Magazine

The Virginia Grassland Bird Initiative was featured as the cover story in the October/November issue of Albemarle Magazine! …
Cville Area Land Use Update: Week of October 30, 2023

Cville Area Land Use Update: Week of October 30, 2023

Albemarle Supervisors to preside over MicroCAT launch, review external transit study; Charlottesville continues zoning review …
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Working together to bring back grassland birds

The financial incentives program is open through Nov. 15! The Virginia Grassland Bird Initiative is now in it’s third year …
AC44 Update: October 10, 2023

AC44 Update: October 10, 2023

Join us for the County Planning Commission Work Session this evening from 6 – 9 p.m. to discuss Environmental Stewardship, Parks and Recreation, and Historic, Scenic, and Cultural Resources …