ENDWELL, NY (WSKG) — The destiny of Greenidge Technology’s plan to broaden 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 gasoline emissions by the plant and different detrimental impacts.
“It’s a call that the city ought to actually take critically and but we’re afraid that they’re about to approve the positioning plan for this facility and as soon as Pandora’s field is open, you will be unable to get the lid again on,” Yvonne Taylor, vp of Fuel Free Seneca instructed WSKG.
Greenidge converted the former coal plant to pure gasoline in 2017, and put in its first equipment to “mine’ Bitcoin a 12 months later utilizing extra energy generated on the facility. Now, they need to broaden that operation, including 4 out buildings outfitted with mining rigs.
Michael McKeon defended the plant, asserting that it’s inside permits and laws set by the DEC and EPA.
“It’s at all times going to be inside the permitted limits,” McKeon mentioned of the plant’s operations. “It’s at all times going to be in compliance with the environmental guidelines and laws that we now have to comply with. And, it’s going to be achieved in a method 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 Avenue, Dresden.