LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Los Lunas Village Council has signed off on funding a massive expansion of the Facebook data center. The nearly $40 billion in industrial revenue bonds will go toward doubling the size of the facility.

As KRQE News 13 reported this week, a group called the Valencia County Water Watchers called to delay the vote. They said there had not been enough time to assess the impact of the project on the community’s water supply.

They gathered hundreds of signatures on a petition and Thursday night, rallied ahead of the meeting. Councilors ultimately voted in favor of funding the project.