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

Calls for Tuesday, Crunch Time!

June 8, 2021

Dear Friends, We’ve gotten word that the companion bill to A7389, the bill that would adopt a moratorium on proof of work cryptocurrency in NY, will be passed in the senate tomorrow. That’s […]

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June 7, 2021

TAKE ACTION TODAY AND EVERYDAY THROUGH THURSDAY PLEASE! The NYS Legislative Session ends at the end of the day Thursday June 10th 2021 and we need YOU!  CALL every single day until the […]

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June 5th Rally Video

June 7, 2021

View the Video of June 5th Rally in Avon, NY

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No: You’re NOT too busy. We NEED you Saturday.

May 30, 2021

Dear Friends, We at Seneca Lake Guardian and Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes have been breaking our backs for months now to protect Seneca Lake, your clean air, your agricultural crops, your […]

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