No private power with public risks!

The Greenidge Station in Dresden New York is burning fracked gas for bitcoin mining while claiming its providing a public utility. This facility is polluting the  air and water in the local community and needs to be stopped. Join CPFL in our effort to monitor and stop this project from going forward in the Finger Lakes. No community should bear the environmental costs of such an operation!

Background on Greenidge Generation

Greenidge Power

Greenidge is an old coal power plant with an already bad environmental history. It was converted to a gas-fired plant for use as a “peaker plant”- to be used only when excess energy was needed by the grid, and not run continually.

Now, its out of state owners at Atlas Holdings want to expand operations by proposing an increase of 700% from historical use for a privately owned bitcoin operation which would consume enough power to fuel more than 90,000 homes.

That’s bigger than 2 of Amazon’s immense data centers; all so millionaire Private Equity guys in Connecticut can generate 5 bitcoins per day.

Greenidge is using a 67-year old steam turbine that operates at 35% efficiency and should have been retired decades ago (by comparison modern turbines operate at 65% efficiency).

Recent News

Hundreds of organizations, businesses, and labor groups, write to urge the Hochul administration to issue a statewide moratorium on Proof-of-Work (PoW) cryptocurrency mining until a thorough statewide Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) is conducted

October 13, 2021

October 13, 2021The Honorable Kathy HochulGovernor of New York StateNYS State Capitol BuildingAlbany, NY 12224 Re: Call for an environmental assessment of Proof-of-Work Cryptocurrency Mining in NYS and denial ofpermits for the Greenidge […]

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Schumer calls on EPA to review air permit for Greenidge power plant cryptocurrency mining facility

October 12, 2021

https://www.schumer.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/citing-environmental-concerns-schumer-calls-on-epa-to-review-air-permit-for-greenidge-power-plant-cryptocurrency-mining-facility-senator-reveals-emisions-from-plant-have-recently-increased-tenfold-and-with-ownership-planning-to-expand-virtual-mining-operation-pollution-from-mining-will-only-increase 10.12.21 CITING ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS, SCHUMER CALLS ON EPA TO REVIEW AIR PERMIT FOR GREENIDGE POWER PLANT CRYPTOCURRENCY MINING FACILITY; SENATOR REVEALS EMISSIONS FROM PLANT HAVE RECENTLY INCREASED TENFOLD, AND WITH OWNERSHIP PLANNING […]

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RE: Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) draft Article V (air) and Article IV (acid rain) permits for the former coal plant and current gas-Proof of Work (POW) cryptomining operation Greenidge Generating Station

October 6, 2021

October 6, 2021 The Honorable Kathy HochulGovernor of New York StateState Capitol BuildingAlbany, NY 12224 Commissioner Basil SeggosNYSDEC625 BroadwayAlbany, New York 12233-0001 Dear Governor Hochul and Commissioner Seggos: See entire letter, signed by […]

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Climate Consequences of Crypto-Currency: Speaking Out Against the Greenridge Fracked Gas Power Plant

October 1, 2021

Dear Friends, On October 4 at 7:00 pm, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Seneca Lake Guardian, Food & Water Watch and Earthjustice are hosting a webinar, the Climate Consequences of Crypto-Currency: Speaking Out Against […]

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