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Jan 13, 2023

Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Challenging New York Public Service Commission’s Approval of Fracked Gas-Powered Crypto Mining Operations

Today, Clean Air Coalition of Western New York and Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, filed suit with the Supreme Court of Albany County citing violations of New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) in the approval of a fossil fuel-burning Proof-of-Work (PoW) cryptocurrency mining operation. The lawsuit challenges the New York Public Service Commission (PSC)’s approval to transfer ownership of the occasionally utilized power plant in Western NY to a 24/7 Crypto mining operation. The lawsuit is the first to demand that a state agency follow the legal obligations established by NY state’s landmark climate law. Read More.