ENDWELL, NY (WSKG) — The destiny of Greenidge Technology’s plan to increase cryptocurrency mining operations at its energy facility alongside Seneca Lake can be determined by the City of Torrey Planning Board Monday.
Environmental advocates have been pushing back against the proposal, which they allege will lead to elevated greenhouse fuel emissions by the plant and different detrimental impacts.
“It’s a choice that the city ought to actually take severely and but we’re afraid that they’re about to approve the location plan for this facility and as soon as Pandora’s field is open, you won’t be able to get the lid again on,” Yvonne Taylor, vp of Gasoline Free Seneca informed WSKG.
Greenidge converted the former coal plant to pure fuel in 2017, and put in its first equipment to “mine’ Bitcoin a yr later utilizing extra energy generated on the facility. Now, they need to increase that operation, including 4 out buildings geared up with mining rigs.
Michael McKeon defended the plant, asserting that it’s inside permits and laws set by the DEC and EPA.
“It’s all the time going to be inside the permitted limits,” McKeon mentioned of the plant’s operations. “It’s all the time going to be in compliance with the environmental guidelines and laws that we’ve to comply with. And, it’s going to be finished in a approach that’s protecting of the lake always.”
Monday’s Planning Board assembly is ready for 7:00 p.m. on the city places of work at 56 Geneva Road, Dresden.