Communities Hit by Cryptomining Across the Country Demand Federal + Local Regs

F/t directly impacted people from NY, WV, SC, PA, GA, KY + TX

DRESDEN, NY (05/09/2022) (readMedia)-- On Tuesday, residents and advocates from communities across the country threatened by climate-killing cryptomining will join together for the first time to demand local and federal regulation for this growing and dangerous industry. Representatives from New York, West Virginia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky, and Texas will share stories about how cryptomining is wreaking havoc on their communities.

After China banned crypto-mining, citing the environmental threats the practice poses to meeting emissions reduction goals, speculators are resurrecting mothballed fossil fuel power plants across the U.S., taking advantage of nonexistent oversight and regulations. The U.S. is now the top destination for Bitcoin miners, to the detriment of small businesses, local economies, natural resources, and the climate.


Yvonne Taylor, Vice President, Seneca Lake Guardian, Finger Lakes, NY

Treva Gear, Ed.D., Concerned Citizens of Cook County, Georgia

Deborah Gondek, North Tonawanda, NY

Rob Altenburg, Senior Director Energy & Climate, PennFuture, Pennsylvania

Michael Coleman, Energy Advocate, Upstate Forever, South Carolina

Dr. Daniel Lau and Nina McCoy, Kentucky

Duane Nichols, West Virginia

Colin Read, former Mayor of Plattsburgh, NY and economist at SUNY Plattsburgh


 Residents and advocates across the country speak out against climate-killing cryptomining

WHEN: Tuesday May 10, 2022 at 11:30AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: Zoom (info below)

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Meeting ID: 837 7244 3552

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