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LETTER: How much are our lives worth to the Prince William supervisors?

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The Prince William County supervisors ignore the current data center overlay district and are not waiting for the new data center overlay district study to be complete. 

The supervisors are studying not doing a water study for the entire county's drinking water. Yet the climate crisis gets more and more real, as demonstrated in Kentucky on Friday Dec. 10.

Board Chair Ann Wheeler is proposing sewers in the “rural crescent” without doing a study to see the impact on the existing growth to the sewage capacity at local wastewater treatment plants: the Upper Occoquan Sewer Authority (UOSA) and The Noman M. Cole Jr. Pollution Control Plant. 

Supervisors ignore the impacts of air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, light pollution of data centers that are placed in residential communities. In the Gainesville District they will be less than a mile from Tyler Elementary and Pace West schools. 

Supervisors must consider what it means to the wildlife when you cut off the Conway Robinson Memorial State Forest.

Most people can agree that included in one’s quality of life is air you can breathe, water you can drink and having trees that absorb C02, peace and quiet and the ability to see the stars in the night sky.

All of this new data center development is being considered because of MONEY. 

Prince William County supervisors have now put a a value on our lives. How dare they! What makes this despicable is that I voted for and/or worked for the majority of you to get elected. 

Marilyn Karp


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Marilyn Karp is brilliant and prophetic. People need to pay attention. It’s the beginning of a sad episode in PW County. Mocking intelligent research is not helpful to our friends and neighbors.


You people crack me up. Severe storms all of a sudden mean that the climate crises is real??? No, it doesn't. What about the severe storms years ago?


Marilyn Karp, you are my shero!

Only a few elected Democrats have had the guts to speak out, Delegate Helmer and Delegate Roem......where are the rest????

This is NOT a partisian issue, only with this new Board have they turned being pro development regardless of consequences into the new clarion call.

Almost EVERYONE loses out, in the county, in the region, in the state and in the country. Except a few wealthy land owners who hope to cash out at the expense of everyone else. Leaving in their wake industrial blight.

The green new deal in PWC is apparenetly greenbacks........


And once the area and flora and fauna are ruined it is forever.

With technology moving g quickly the need for cement boxes the proposed size will be gone, yet the cement boxes will remain. The jobs will be gone, the taxes will have dwindled.

But we will be stuck with the Bi Cou ty Parkway surely a highway of death as Hazmat skirts DC and Blatimore for Gainsville, Catharpin, Lansdowne and the Potomac

Really now, how dumb is all that?

Of course we use to have a Supervisor speaking for us but he SOLD OUT


another stellar comment. Thank you!


And you’ll vote for them again and again and again because you won’t even consider voting outside your narrow political view. You get what you asked for.

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