Greenidge Title V Air Permit
In New York State, Greenidge’s Title V Air Permit is Not in compliance with New York’s climate law, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. The Department of Environmental Conservation has set a Public comment period on Greenidge’s Title V air permit, with an extended deadline of November 19, 2021.
Let the DEC know you do not support Greenidge's air permit application.
Electronic submission of comments must be submitted to the Department at:
Comments may also be submitted via USPS mail to:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Permits
Bureau of Energy Project Management
Attention: Chris Hogan
Contact the Governor of New York
If you live in New York, let Governor Hochul know that you expect her to stand by New York's aims to hold itself to task as a Climate leader as outlined in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
Use the contact form on her site. Additionally, consider calling Governor Hochul's Proof of Work Cryptocurrency line at 866-942-5138. Call daily and let her know your concerns.
Companies are moving to New York State to re-open formally decommissioned power plants in order to generate electricity for their private cryptocurrency mining operations.
These "proof of work" cryptomining facilities use thousands of computers to solve energy intensive math equations. Globally, this practice consumes more power than some entire countries.
If old power plants are allowed to be repurposed for Bitcoin mining operations in New York it would pollute our air and water while drastically undermining the state’s climate goals established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
As a concerned citizen, I am writing to ask you to please work to ensure New York acts as a climate change leader.