~ 500 Small Businesses, Wineries, Labor Groups, Orgs + More Urge Gov. Hochul to Sign Cryptomining Moratorium

Pressure builds after four months of inaction from the Governor on cryptomining moratorium bill

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ALBANY, NY (10/11/2022) (readMedia)-- Last week, nearly 500 organizations, businesses, wineries, labor, and faith groups sent a letter to Governor Hochul strongly urging her to sign the cryptomining moratorium (A.7389-C/S.6486-D) without delay. Signatories include 1199 SEIU, Action Center on Race and the Economy, Earthjustice, Finger Lakes Business Coalition, WEACT for Environmental Justice, and NY League of Conservation Voters.

Passed by the NYS Legislature in June, the bill would put a two-year moratorium on new and renewed air permits for fossil fuel plants that want to start proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining, and require the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to conduct a study into the practice's environmental impacts.

The letter reads:

"Allowing for the life of dying fossil fuel power plants to be extended for cryptocurrency mining would take New York backwards in meeting the goals and mandates established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. Cryptocurrency mining's energy consumption must be reviewed to see if the practice can align with New York's climate law. Attached you will find a letter sent to you in October 2021 that further details environmental concerns with cryptocurrency mining."

Read the full text of the letter and list of signatories attached and pasted below.

Opponents of the cryptomining moratorium argue that it will kill the industry. The argument is clearly false: On September 15, industry giant Ethereum successfully "merged" from the energy-intensive proof-of-work mining method to proof of stake, reducing the cryptocurrency's energy consumption by 99.95%. Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency (after Bitcoin) and its merge confirms that the industry can innovate and upgrade to more sustainable business practices.

Even the White House is sounding the alarm about cryptomining - in September, the Office of Science and Technology Policy released a report about the industry's climate threats and the need for regulation. But cryptomining continues to grow rapidly across New York and the country. Earthjustice and the Sierra Club recently released a new Guidebook, finding that from July 2021-22 Bitcoin mining in the U.S. alone consumed as much electricity as four states combined, emitting 27.4 million tons of CO2 - equivalent to the emissions of as much as 6 million cars annually.

Despite some positive steps from the Governor and the DEC to limit cryptomining, outside speculators continue to wreak havoc on the state. In June, DEC denied the air permit for Greenidge Generation – a Bitcoin mine in the Finger Lakes – ruling that its operations were inconsistent with the state's climate goals as mandated by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). Regardless, Greenidge, which is owned by a Connecticut-based private equity firm, is still operating - and expanding - as it appeals the DEC's decision and attempts to renew its water permit without having met the conditions of its expired water permit.

Gothamist recently reported, "The company has added about 10,000 computers and mined about 300 bitcoins in July alone, which would be worth more than $6 million. Their hash rates, a unit of how much power the bitcoin network is using, increased by nearly 70% over the last four months." The added computers mean more greenhouse gas emissions (it's on track to emit at least as much as 100,000 homes), more harm to Seneca Lake (a new study confirms that Greenidge's operations are warming the lake), and a bigger threat to the local $3 billion agritourism industry that employs 68,000 people - all for the 48 jobs that Greenidge has brought to the region. But as Greenidge expands its Bitcoin mining, the company's stock is tanking and its CEO just abruptly stepped down on October 7.

Greenidge isn't the only cryptomining operation threatening New York's climate goals while harming New Yorkers and creating few jobs but big profits for an out-of-state corporation. The New York Public Service Commission recently approved the sale of the Fortistar North Tonawanda power plant (FNT) to Digihost, a Canadian cryptomining company. Digihost has already been mining Bitcoin at the facility using power sourced from the grid, and is now one step closer to generating its own power with fracked gas for proof-of-work cryptomining. Over the last five years, FNT has only produced energy as a peaker plant between 2% and 13% of the time, emitting relatively small amounts of CO2 and other harmful air pollutants. Now Digihost will be able to pursue operating 24/7/365, multiplying its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 3000%, all while the rest of New York works to drastically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Greenidge and FNT are just the beginning, which is why advocates are calling on Governor Hochul to sign the cryptomining moratorium without delay.


Proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining is an extremely energy intensive process that threatens the ability of governments across the globe to reduce our dependence on climate-warming fossil fuels. Mining requires thousands of machines whirring 24/7 to solve complex equations. The more machines that are running, the faster a coin is mined. Each one of these machines requires energy to run, plus more energy for cooling.

Cryptocurrency mining facilities are major emitters of air pollutants. And when cryptocurrency miners rely on the public grid, they can stick everyday people with the bill. A 2021 study estimates "the power demands of cryptocurrency mining operations in upstate New York push up annual electric bills by about $165 million for small businesses and $79 million for individuals." Powering Bitcoin mining with renewables is not a viable solution, as renewables supply cannot possibly meet the extreme energy demands of Bitcoin mining in addition to daily necessities such as heating and cooling homes and running cars. Any renewable energy that supports Bitcoin mining is renewable energy that is being diverted from the public grid.

On June 30, after more than a year of advocacy by residents, business owners, wine makers, environmental activists, and elected officials, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) denied Greenidge Generation a renewal of its Title V Air Permit. Greenidge has been operating as a 24/7 proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining facility for Bitcoin under grandfathered in permits for other usage.

Located on the shores of Seneca Lake, Greenidge is a once-mothballed power plant that was converted into a bitcoin mine by the private equity firm that owns it. The plant has brought only 48 new jobs to the region compared to the existing $3 billion agritourism economy, employing approximately 60,000 people, while poisoning the Finger Lakes' natural resources. With over 17,000 Bitcoin machines and plans to expand to 32,500, if permitted to continue operating and expanding, Greenidge would emit over one million tons of CO2 each year, equivalent to that of 100,000 homes. Greenidge also sucks 139 million gallons of water each day from Seneca Lake and dumps it back in at up to 108 degrees, risking toxic algal blooms that would make this water source for 100,000 people non-potable.

Greenidge is just the beginning, and advocates are urging Governor Hochul to put a statewide moratorium on proof-of-work cryptomining. New York hosts a significant portion of the U.S.'s Bitcoin mining to the detriment of small businesses, local economies, the environment, and the climate.

At a recent Environmental Conservation budget hearing when asked about the potential impact of the escalating cryptocurrency mining activity in upstate NY on the states energy grid, the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) President Doreen Harris stated, "There could be a very significant impact on NY load resulting from cryptocurrency mining depending on the penetration of the resource."

Cryptomining is also at odds with the overwhelmingly popular amendment to the state constitution passed last year, which guarantees every New Yorker the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthful environment. Revitalizing old polluting power plants for private financial gain, with drastic consequences for our air, water and climate, all while causing huge amounts of noise pollution, is now unconstitutional - and ought to be treated as such.

Reform groups Common Cause/NY and NYPIRG have specifically criticized the crypto mining industry for exploiting public resources and straining the energy grid for private gain, and a group of federal lawmakers led by Senator Elizabeth Warren requested details from six major Bitcoin mining companies about their electricity usage and contributions to climate change.

More than 1,000 organizations, businesses, environmental activists, concerned residents, wine makers, elected officials, and more have taken action over the last year in opposition to crypto mining in New York State. A letter sent to Governor Hochul in October was signed by more than 650 individuals and groups. In letters to Governor Cuomo last year opposing Greenidge Generation's expansion from an emergency peaker plant to a 24/7 Bitcoin mining operation, organizations, businesses, and Finger Lakes residents demanded Gov. Cuomo revoke Greenidge's permits due to its massive greenhouse gas emissions, poisoning of the Finger Lakes, and noise pollution, with no economic benefit to the community. Greenidge Generation is still operating in Dresden, NY under grandfathered-in permits granted for use as a peaker plant, not 24/7 Bitcoin mining. Greenidge has applied for an air permit renewal and is awaiting a decision from the Department of Environmental Conservation. Similar fights have occurred in Plattsburgh and Niagara Falls, which resulted in local moratoriums.

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??October 6, 2022

The Honorable Kathy Hochul

Governor of New York State

NYS State Capitol Building

Albany, NY 12224

Re: Support for signature of S.6486-D/A.7389-C,

Dear Governor Hochul:

We, the undersigned organizations, businesses, labor, and faith groups, write today to urge you to sign A.7389-C (Kelles)/S.6486-D (Parker) into law without delay. This legislation would place a two-year moratorium on the issuance of new air permits and air permit renewals for electric generating facilities that use fossil-fuels that provides in whole, or in part, energy used for Proof-of-Work cryptocurrency mining, and directs the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to conduct an environmental review.

We thank you and DEC for the important, and precedent-setting decision to deny the Title V Air Permit for the Greenidge Generation power station. This decision aligns with New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, and the natural next step to build upon this decision and adhere New York's climate mandates is to swiftly sign A.7389-C/S.6486-D into law.

Allowing for the life of dying fossil fuel power plants to be extended for cryptocurrency mining would take New York backwards in meeting the goals and mandates established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. Cryptocurrency mining's energy consumption must be reviewed to see if the practice can align with New York's climate law. Attached you will find a letter sent to you in October 2021 that further details environmental concerns with cryptocurrency mining.

This legislation takes a very measured approach to this emerging concern with two simple provisions:

1. Establishes a two-year pause on the issuance of new air permits and air permit renewals filed after the effective date for electric generating facilities that use fossil-fuels that provides in whole, or in part, energy used for proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining.

2. Requires the Department of Environmental Conservation to issue a final generic environmental impact statement after close of the public comment and public hearing period no later than one year after the effective date.

This bill does NOT:

1. Stop all crypto mining activities in New York.

2. Impact existing mining facilities, mining that plugs directly into the grid (which is how most mining takes place currently), mining utilizing renewable energy sources, or other validation methods

3. Prevent the purchase, selling, trading, holding or use of cryptocurrencies in any manner.

Opposition states that this bill unfairly targets a specific industry and technology. It does not for two key reasons:

1. Other industries are not repowering fossil fuel power plants, and most entities do not require the level of energy needed to demand a whole power plant. New York should not support the repowering of fossil fuel plants for any purpose, given our climate law mandates and the local, statewide, and national impacts burning fossil fuels has on the environment and public health. But we know crypto miners have been repowering fossil fuel plants in NY and across the country, which is why it's important this bill hones in on that

2. Should fossil-fueled crypto mining activities expand as has been projected, this industry could single-handedly jeopardize New York's climate goals due to their energy demand. Based on current, in construction, and proposed crypto mining facilities, energy demand from this industry would be enough to power 750,000 homes – twice the size of Buffalo. We are already seeing this play out in Texas. According to Texas grid operator ERCOT, cryptocurrency miners in Texas will be using an estimated 6 gigawatts of electricity by 2023-the equivalent of what it takes to power every home in the state's largest city, Houston. This is why the environmental review that comes with this legislation is of particular importance.

Additionally, there are very few jobs created by crypto mining, with profits accruing to the few, but the environmental impacts affect us all, particularly low-income communities that are often located near fossil fuel power plants and have been disproportionately affected by ongoing and legacy contamination.[1] Considering the millions, and billions, of dollars being invested by proof-of-work crypto mining operations in rural and often times, economically distressed areas, and how lucrative mining just one Bitcoin has historically been (currently valued at roughly $20,000, down 57% year-to-date),[2] one would imagine the jobs at these facilities would number in the hundreds, similar to the emerging electric vehicle manufacturing industry. Instead:

"A $1.9 billion facility by FX Solutions and Atlas Power near Williston, ND would create around 100 temporary construction jobs and support only 30 employees over the long-term. Meanwhile, the first stage of the project would draw 240 MW of electricity - roughly, the amount of energy needed to power the city of Fargo - and eventually ramping up to a powerhouse 700-megawatt scale."[3]

AboutBit's $50 million facility in Sullivan County, IN - which will extend the life of the Merom Generating Station (a coal-fired power plant), would create 15 high-tech jobs.[4]

Additionally, BIPOC and low-income communities are often near polluting peaker plants – these polluting facilities could be kept online longer if crypto mining continues to ramp up statewide energy demands.

Signing A.7389-C/S.6486-D is critical to ensure New York doesn't undercut its landmark climate law and protects communities. We urge you to keep up New York's momentum following the Greenidge decision to address the hugely energy consumptive proof-of-work cryptomining industry by signing this bill into law.

Thank you for your time and consideration of our comments.


Todd Hobler

Executive Vice-President Upstate Division

1199 Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers East

Jordan Dale


350 NJ-Rockland

Sara Gronim



Dorian Fulvio

Steering Committee member


Michele Gilliam

Deputy Political Director

Action Center on Race and the Economy

Raul J. Aguirre

Deputy Executive Director

Adirondack Council

George Povall

Executive Director

All Our Energy

Andra Leimanis

Communications & Outreach Director

Alliance for a Green Economy

Dean Rios-Gomez

Executive Director

Atlantic Climate Justice Alliance

Judith Zingher

Green Team Chair

Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, White Plains, NY

Judith Enck


Beyond Plastics

Jerone Gagliano


Bright Building LLC

Jennifer Scarlott


Bronx Climate Justice North

Brian Eden


Campaign for Renewable Energy

Brian Eden

Vice President

Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now (CLEAN)

Bob Cohen

Policy and Research Director

Citizen Action of New York

Bryan L Swift

State-level Action Team member

Citizens' Climate Lobby – New York State (CCL-NY)

Laurie Konwinski


Citizens' Climate Lobby SouthernTier/FingerLakes

Tracy Frisch

Co-Founder, Board Member

Clean Air Action Network of Glens Falls

Bridge Rauch

Environmental Justice Organizer

Clean Air Coalition of WNY

Laurel Tumarkin


Climate Families NYC

Thomas Hirasuna


Climate Reality Finger Lakes Greater Region NY Chapter

Joseph Pepe

Climate Leader

Climate Reality Project

Ken Dolsky


Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipeline – NJ

Joseph Wilson


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Maura Stephens


Coalition to Protect New York

Arthur Kopelman


Coastal Research and Education Society of Long Island

Abi Buddington


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Ruth Foster

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Community Advocates for a Sustainable Environment

Michel Lee


Council on Intelligent Energy & Conservation Policy

Robert Schloss

Circle Core Team Leader

Dayenu Rockland Westchester: A Jewish Call to Climate Action

Ken Dolsky


Don't Gas the Meadowlands Coalition

Elizabeth Moran

New York Policy Advocate


Colleen Boland


Elmirans & Friends Against Fracking

Conor Bambrick

Director of Climate Policy

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Marisa Rodriguez

Member Relations & Communications Coordinator

Federated Conservationists of Westchester County

Eric Weltman

Senior Organizer

Food & Water Watch

Brahvan Ranga

Political Director

For the Many

Mark Laster


Forest Hills Green Team

Irene Weiser


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Mary Finneran


FrackBusters NY

Yvonne Taylor

Vice President

Gas Free Seneca

Patricia Wood

Executive Director

Grassroots Environmental Education

Joseph Naham


Green Party of Nassau County

Manna Jo Greene

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Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Judith M Wiltberger


Keuka Spring Vineyards

Tawn Feeney

Little Lakes Sustainability Network

Lisa Tyson

Executive Director

Long Island Progressive Coalition

Sheila Out

Organizing Member

Mothers Out Front Tompkins

Guy Jacob

Conservation Chair

Nassau Hiking & Outdoor Club

Daniel Chingyu Chu

Energy Planner

New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

Ruth Foster


New York Climate Advocacy Project

Alice Hu

Climate Campaigner

New York Communities for Change

Patrick McClellan

Policy Director

New York League of Conservation Voters

Cari Gardner

Vice Chair

New York Progressive Action Network

Melissa Iachetta

Program Manager

New Yorkers for Clean Power

Tamsin Hollo

Steering Committee Member

Newburgh Clean Water Project

Jerry Rivers

Environmental Scientist

North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)

Lisa Adamson


North Country Earth Action

Sue Abbott-Jones


North Country NYPAN

Richard Schrader

Policy and Legislative Director


Ruth Foster


NY Climate Advocacy Project

Natalie Polvere

Environment Committee Co-Chair

NYCD-16 Indivisible

Cari Gardner


NYPAN Greene

Sandra Kissam


Orange RAPP

Tanya Dwyer


Parish House Inc.

Mark A Dunlea


PAUSE (People of Albany United for Safe Energy)

Doug Couchon


People for a Healthy Environment

Laurel Tumarkin


Peoples Climate Movement – NY

Vicki Michela

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Victoria Adler


Queens Climate Project

Gerri Wiley

Co-Founder, Facilitator

RAFT (Residents Allied for the Future of Tioga)

Raju Rajan


ReWild Long Island

Jeremy Cherson

Senior Manager of Government Affairs


Nancy Vann


Safe Energy Rights Group (SEnRG)

Andy Bicking

Director of Government Relations & Public Policy

Scenic Hudson

Joseph Campbell


Seneca Lake Guardian, A Waterkeeper Alliance Affiliate

Roger Downs

Conservation Director

Sierra Club Atlantic chapter

Fred Pfeiffer

Executive Board Member

Solidarity Committee of the Capital District

Brien Weiner


South Shore Audubon Society

Bill Kish


Stop Cricket Valley

Suzannah Glidden


Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (SAPE)

Gay Nicholson


Sustainable Finger Lakes, Inc.

Carol Baum


Syracuse Peace Council

Lynn Bailey Saxton


The Climate Reality Project, Western New York Chapter

Laura Faulk


The Climate Reality Project: Capital Region, NY Chapter

Peter Bardaglio


Tompkins County Climate Protection Act

Regi Teasley


Tompkins County Environmental Management Council

Amy R Kletter

Chair, Environment Committee

Ulster Activists

Ling Tsou


United for Action

Wes Ernsberger


UU Congregation of Binghamton, Green Sanctuary

Colleen Boland


Veterans for Climate Justice

Sonal Jessel

Director of Policy

WEACT for Environmental Justice

Nada Khader

Executive Director

WESPAC Foundation, Inc.

Caitlin Chang

Steering Committee

Westchester Alliance for Sustainable Solutions (WASS)

Kurt Krumperman

Public Policy Committee Chair

Zero Waste Capital District

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Amazing Grace Bed & Breakfast

American Canoe Association, Atlantic Division

Ann Cain Crusade, R.N., M.S., L.Ac

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Area Records

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Burford Books

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subject2change Media

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Swamp Road Baskets

Swedish Hill, Goose Watch, and Penguin Bay Wineries

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TAITEM Engineering PC


The Black Sheep Inn

The Burns Sisters

The Elf in the Oak

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The Keep at Newell Farm

The Last Word

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Three Tree Inn B & B

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