I am responding to the March 3 comments by Dylan Diggs, a candidate for Frederick County Council at large. Mr. Diggs mourns the “loss” of the Amazon data center. However, agricultural land should not be lost to the installation of a data center.

If there is a place in Frederick County for data centers, it is on brownfields, such as the old Alcoa Plant. Then the new installation is a form of restoration. The promised economic benefit of such an industry is welcome if properly sited. Agricultural land such as the 600 acres along Interstate 270 in the Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape should not become an industrial complex. Other agricultural land is equally unsuitable.

Elizabeth “Betty” Law is a Democratic candidate for Frederick County Council District 4.

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I agree. Well articulated letter. Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion.


I agree, this is a good letter. The Alcola site is ready for a data center. Likely that it could be much less of a drain on the environment.

Frederick is a well-managed County and can hold out for the best development plans, not the first ones. They may give the advantage and profits to others.


Great LTE Ms. Law. 👍


Wow what a great letter! At last, a reasonable, capable, competent person!, Ms. Law, you just earned my vote. You are hired!!

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