Earthjustice: Cracking Down on Crypto Plants

In late September, a judge affirmed that the Greenidge Generation cryptocurrency mining plant is inconsistent with New York’s landmark Climate Law. Greenidge is a gas-fired power plant in upstate New York that previously supplied power to New York’s grid in times of peak demand. Now, it burns fracked gas round-the-clock to mine Bitcoin. In 2022, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation denied Greenidge’s air permit renewal. Earthjustice stepped in to help defend the air permit denial, working with local community groups. Read MORE.