DEC Denies Greenidge Permit: Advocates, Winemakers, AM Kelles Celebrate; Urge Gov to Pause Cryptomining NOW

SCOTUS decision curtailing EPA powers to limit GHG emissions puts added pressure on New York to act

DRESDEN, NY (07/01/2022) (readMedia)-- Today, after a five-month delay and years of advocacy from more than 1,000 local businesses, organizations, bipartisan elected officials, winemakers, labor unions, and more, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) finally denied the Title V Air Permit renewal for Greenidge Generation. Using grandfathered-in permits, Greenidge has been pumping greenhouse gases into the air 24/7 and harming Seneca Lake just to mine Bitcoin, posing a major threat to the state's climate act and the Finger Lakes' local $3 billion, 60,000-employee agritourism economy.

Advocates will celebrate the precedent-setting decision, and urge Governor Hochul to finish the job by signing the cryptomining moratorium into law, as well as take questions from the press.


Yvonne Taylor, Vice President, Seneca Lake Guardian

Assemblymember Anna Kelles

Liz Moran, New York Policy Advocate, EarthJustice

Rich Schrader, New York State Policy Director, NRDC

Irene Weiser, Coordinator Fossil Free Tompkins and former councilmember, Town of Caroline

Rick Rainey, Managing Partner, Forge Cellars


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 Advocates and Assembly Member Kelles will celebrate Greenidge decision and urge Governor Hochul to sign the cryptomining moratorium

WHEN: Friday July 01, 2022 at 09:30AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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