County blocks making cryptocurrency
County commissioners voted Monday to prohibit noisy data centers for development of cryptocurrency.
Although nobody has submitted an application to build a facility, the resolution officially withdraws applications from consideration until the planning and zoning board develops regulations.
Operations require great amounts of electricity, and computer cooling fans create noise, commissioner Dave Crofoot said. He said the amount of electricity required could cause shortages for the rest of the county.
According to the resolution, building, construction, operation, or installation of any structures, commercial power operations, and other fixtures, and land use related to such operations are prohibited for 12 months or until the county adopts regulations.