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Rally against Greenidge Generation happening today: Advocates call it ‘anniversary of shame’

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A rally to commemorate the one-year anniversary of New York state’s refusal to renew the air permit for Greenidge Generation’s cryptocurrency-mining facility in Dresden has been planned by environmental groups and activists.


The public demonstration is set for 11:30 a.m. today at the gazebo near the Finger Lakes Welcome Center. It comes one day after the company released data showing that it has a significant impact on the tax base in Yates County.

The speaker lineup for the rally includes representatives from various environmental advocacy groups and local governance. Among them are Yvonne Taylor from Seneca Lake Guardian, Liz Moran of Earthjustice, Seneca Falls Town Board’s Steve Churchill, Interlaken Village Board’s Tony Del Plato, and Vinny Aliperti, co-owner of Billsboro Winery. Student activist Magnolia Mead is also scheduled to address the gathering.

Labelled an “anniversary of shame,” the rally aims to highlight the continuous operation of the crypto-mining facility, despite the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s decision on June 30, 2022. The group also plans to hold another rally next week, joined by advocates and elected officials from across the state, calling for the plant’s shutdown.