Several local citizen groups and nonprofit organizations in Fauquier County are hosting a town hall at the PATH Foundation on Aug. 10 in protest of the proposed Amazon data center in Warrenton and Dominion Energy’s proposed Blackwell Substation project.
The three groups -- Protect Fauquier, Citizens For Fauquier County and The Piedmont Environmental Council -- announced in a press release that a town hall-style meeting will take place at the PATH Foundation at 7 p.m. next Wednesday.
Kevin Ramundo, president of Citizens For Fauquier County, said in the release “his organization is very concerned that the Amazon data center project appears to be on a fast track for approval by the town of Warrenton without regard to required and necessary information, proper project reviews, the town’s own zoning process, and comprehensive plan.”
“It will visually impact the gateway into historic Warrenton affecting the town’s small-town character; mar the countryside; require miles of high-voltage electrical transmission lines; and, lead to a proliferation of data centers,” he said. “CFFC believes any decision about something that could fundamentally change the town and the county needs to be made with more information, more planning, more public input, and more transparency.”