The kind of cryptomining used to make Bitcoin, known as “proof of work,” uses hundreds of computers to solve complex math equations. These computer farms are extremely energy intensive. According to the New York Times, this practice consumes more power than some entire countries.
If power plants are allowed to be used for Bitcoin mining operations in New York, it would promote fracking, pollute our air and water while drastically undermining the state’s climate goals established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).
The Greenidge plant’s air quality permit is currently under review – so now is the moment for Governor Hochul to determine whether she’ll allow cryptocurrency mining to undercut New York’s climate goals.
Please call Governor Hochul at 877-235-6537 and urge to block the Greenidge fracked gas power plant.
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