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Greenidge Generation agrees to pay $105,000 to resolve coal ash violations

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Greenidge Generation has agreed to a $105,000 settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency to resolve violations under its Coal Ash program, marking the initiative's first enforcement action. The settlement addresses the company's failure to comply ... more
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Greenidge commits to environmental cleanup in agreement with EPA

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Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc., a cryptocurrency datacenter and power generation company, has reached an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to remove an old coal ash pond at its Dresden facility. This pond, over ... more
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Greenidge Generation announces new CEO effective immediately, five weeks after appointing new CFO

Greenidge Generation announces new CEO effective immediately, five weeks after appointing new CFO
The personnel merry-go-round continues to spin at Greenidge Generation, as the Bitcoin mining company announced today that it will replace its chief executive only five weeks after it replaced its chief financial officer. Effective today, Jordan Kovler, ... more
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DEC had legal right to deny Greenidge renewal of air emissions permit, judge rules; but 3 issues are left to adjudicate

DEC had legal right to deny Greenidge renewal of air emissions permit, judge rules; but 3 issues are left to adjudicate
The state Department of Environmental Conservation was authorized under the state’s climate law to deny Greenidge Generation’s bid to renew its air emissions permit in June 2022, a DEC administrative law judge has ruled. ALJ ... more
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DEBRIEF: Cargill could sell Cayuga salt mine, Thurston moves toward banning sewage sludge, and more (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Cargill could sell Cayuga salt mine, Thurston moves toward banning sewage sludge, and more (podcast)
In this edition of The Debrief Podcast we're joined by Peter Mantius from The Water Front Online. The longtime environmental reporter has been busy publishing a number of high-profile pieces on the Finger Lakes over ... more
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Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against Greenidge over warm water discharges, ruling state may skip over federal rules

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit against Greenidge over warm water discharges, ruling state may skip over federal rules
A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of Greenidge Generation’s massive warm water discharges into Seneca Lake. Three environmental groups had sued to halt the discharges, claiming that Greenidge violated federal ... more
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Judge dismisses lawsuit against Greenidge over water discharge permit

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Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc., a cryptocurrency datacenter and power generation firm, has secured a major legal victory following the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging its water discharge permit. Judge Elizabeth Wolford of the U.S. District ... more
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Young child airlifted from crash after tractor-trailer collides with car in Yates County

One airlifted from crash involving car, motorcycle in Auburn
An accident involving a tractor-trailer and a car on State Route 14, near State Route 54, resulted in two children suffering non-life-threatening injuries on Tuesday. Brooke Draper, 37, of Tioga, Pennsylvania, had her car stationary ... more
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Greenidge plans to sell South Carolina bitcoin operation to NYDIG: Stock tanks on weak financials

Greenidge plans to sell South Carolina bitcoin operation to NYDIG: Stock tanks on weak financials
Shares of Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. lost nearly a quarter of their value yesterday after the company announced plans to sell its Bitcoin mining operation in South Carolina to a key lender.  Greenidge said it ... more
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Greenidge never filed water discharge reports required under federal law: Now a U.S. judge will decide if that’s O-K

Greenidge never filed water discharge reports required under federal law: Now a U.S. judge will decide if that’s O-K
A federal judge said Tuesday she expects to rule soon on a lawsuit challenging the legality of Greenidge Generation’s massive warm water discharges into Seneca Lake. Tests on Aug. 13, 2021 found water temperatures as ... more
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Environmental activists, local electeds rally against Greenidge Generation on anniversary of air permit expiration

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June 30 marks one year since the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) denied the air permit renewal for Greenidge Generation, a crypto-mining plant located in the Finger Lakes region. Despite this decision, ... more
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Strong current at Keuka Outlet leads to water rescue in Yates County

Strong current at Keuka Outlet leads to water rescue in Yates County
A woman and her dog were rescued from the Keuka Outlet in Dresden on Tuesday morning after they were caught in a strong current, according to first responders. The woman contacted Yates County 911 shortly ... more
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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 ... more
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Data shows Greenidge Generation represents nearly 10% of all tax revenue in Yates County

Greenidge announces closure of Lockwood Hills landfill in Dresden
Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. is now responsible for 9.5% of total local tax revenue in Yates County, according to the company's 2022 tax records. The company's combined local and state tax contributions saw a sharp ... more
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Flare for survival: Greenidge Generation’s Bitcoin mine powers on despite air permit denial, key resignations, financial woes

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One year after the state denied Greenidge Generation’s bid to renew its air emissions permit, the Bitcoin mining company continues to operate — and to flare toxic gas — as if it had won, not ... more
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National coalition against cryptomining calls for action and oversight

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Senator Ed Markey is reintroducing a bill that aims to regulate the energy consumption of cryptomining operations in the United States. The move comes as the National Coalition Against Cryptomining (NCAC) pushes for federal legislation ... more
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Three environmental groups sue Greenidge in federal court alleging ongoing violations of Clean Water Act

Three environmental groups sue Greenidge in federal court alleging ongoing violations of Clean Water Act
Three environmental groups filed a federal civil lawsuit Tuesday against Greenidge Generation LLC, alleging that its discharges into Keuka Lake Outlet and Seneca Lake violate the federal Clean Water Act. A federal lawsuit filed today ... more
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Greenidge completes wedge wire screen project at Seneca Lake intake pipe

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Greenidge Generation has completed the intake screen project at its facility in Dresden, Yates County. The project involved the installation of cylindrical wedge wire screens at the company's water intake system, which is a critical ... more
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Greenidge stock quadruples in 8 days: Will it be enough to help Dresden-based bitcoin miner survive liquidity crunch?

Greenidge stock quadruples in 8 days: Will it be enough to help Dresden-based bitcoin miner survive liquidity crunch?
Shares of Greenidge Generation LLC have quadrupled over eight trading days this year, despite an ongoing liquidity crunch that has forced it to sell most of its Bitcoin mining rigs and warn of possible bankruptcy ... more
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