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 CTPFL 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

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 the […]

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Support.Com + Greenidge Generation Merger Vote 9/10/2021

September 9, 2021

Are you a Support.Com shareholder? If so, do you know the truth about Greenidge Generation? Greenidge Generation is operating a cryptocurrency mining facility in the #FingerLakes on decades-old permits. What’s more, they’ve been […]

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Gillibrand request that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exercise its oversight powers in evaluating the renewal of the Title V Clean Air Act permit currently under consideration for the Bitcoin mining operations of the Greenidge Generation plant in Dresden, NY

September 8, 2021
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Stop the Auction! Create a Public Access Land Preserve at Bell Station, Lansing, NY

September 6, 2021

To sign the petition: Please circulate: Currently over 3000 signatures. To Our Seneca Lake Friends,             A unified approach was successful in blocking the Romulus Incinerator. But there are many unresolved environmental […]

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