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With high expected demand for electricity, Greenidge curtails Dresden cryptocurrency mining

Due to anticipated high demand for electricity because of the arctic temperatures followed by the overnight snowstorm, Greenidge Generation has announced it’s curtailing its cryptocurrency mining operation in Dresden. In a statement, the company said: “Due to high electricity demand resulting from ... MORE
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EPA denies Greenidge permit extension to operate coal ash pond

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has denied Greenidge Generation a permit extension to continue operating a coal ash pond left over from when its power plant on Seneca Lake in Dresden burned coal. The pond was under an April 11,2021 deadline to ... MORE
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Pressure on DEC to deny permit renewal for Greenidge’s Lockwood Hills Coal Ash Landfill

In a fresh challenge to the state’s piecemeal approach to regulating the environmental risks of Greenidge Generation’s bitcoin mining operation, 10 environmental groups are seeking to block the renewal of a discharge permit for the company’s Lockwood Hills coal ash landfill. The ... MORE
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Seneca Falls among communities receiving water quality grants announced by Governor Hochul today

The town of Seneca Falls is getting a $1.285 million dollar state grant to replace outdated water meters with what the state calls “advanced metering infrastructure technology.” The grant is part of $23 million in water quality grants announced by Governor Kathy ... MORE
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Yates County Farm Bureau backs Greenidge

Yates County Farm Bureau has come out in favor of Greenidge Generation’s bitcoin mining operation on Seneca Lake. A resolution adopted at the organization’s annual meeting says: “Yates County Farm Bureau strongly supports Greenidge Generation LLC and applauds its significant environmental stewardship, production ... MORE
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Environmental groups request injunction against Greenidge

A request for a preliminary injunction has been filed against Greenidge Generation in an effort to halt the planned expansion of their Dresden power plant for cryptocurrency mining. A release from Seneca Lake Guardian and several other environmental groups opposed to the ... MORE
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Shares of Greenidge tumble after Sen. Elizabeth Warren asks company’s CEO about Dresden plant’s emissions

Shares of Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. tumbled 15 percent Friday, the day after Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts asked the company to deliver details on the environmental impact of its Bitcoin mining operations. The stock had already been in a tailspin before ... MORE
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Khouzam gets long prison term after murdering mother

The Branchport man who killed his mother at her Dresden home several years ago will spend 24 years in prison. Judge Jason Cook sentenced Paul Khouzam to 24-years-to-life in prison, according to the Finger Lakes Times. Khouzam was on probation at the ... MORE
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Bitcoin mining foes urge Hochul, DEC to deny Greenidge new air permit as hydro-powered crypto mining surges

Opponents of Greenidge Generation’s Bitcoin mining operation in Dresden urged Gov. Kathy Hochul’s administration today to deny the facility’s application to renew its air emissions permit and to impose a statewide moratorium on proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining. More than a dozen speakers at ... MORE
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Concerned citizens, others gather in Geneva to call for denial of Greenidge Generation air permit

On the final day of DEC public comment for Greenidge Generation’s Title V Air Permit extension, over 5,000 comments were presented in opposition. Citizens, business owners, and elected officials convened in the Finger Lakes and Albany to urge the New York State ... MORE
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Critics, supporters of Greenidge bitcoin operation duel at DEC hearing on bid to renew air permits

A decision to grant renewed air permits to the Greenidge Generation power plant in Dresden would “fly in the face of the mission statement” of the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the state’s 2019 climate law, winery owner Phil Davis said ... MORE
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Greenidge Generation comment period to DEC extended to November 19

The public comment period on the Greenidge Generation application has been extended. Originally set to expire on October 22, the deadline for written comment to the state Department of Environmental Conservation was extended to November 19. The DEC announced the extra time ... MORE
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Pennsylvania man rescued from Seneca Lake after kayak overturns

A Pennsylvania man was rescued from Seneca Lake on Monday after his kayak overturned.  Paul Zimmerman, of Pennsylvania told deputies that he was attempting to take a photo just after 7 a.m. when his kayak overturned off Serenity Road in Torrey. The ... MORE
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Drunk driver attempts to evade police in Penn Yan

A drunk driver was taken into custody in Yates County after attempting to evade police. Police arrested Daniel Matthews Jr., 36, of Dresden for DWI, driving with a BAC over 0.08%, reckless driving, speeding, moving from lane unsafely, and refusing to submit ... MORE
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Greenidge, Support.com merger expected to close today; shares to begin trading on Wednesday

Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. and Support.com Inc. said its proposed merger is set to close at 4 p.m. (Tuesday, Sept. 14) Shares of Greenidge’s Class A common stock will begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol GREE ... MORE
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DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos says Greenidge Generation’s bitcoin effort does not comply with New York State climate law

The rapid expansion of Greenidge Generation’s Bitcoin mining operation at its Dresden power plant violates state law that requires the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the state’s top environmental official said late yesterday. “Greenidge has not shown compliance with NY’s climate law,” ... MORE
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Dresden man arrested for DWI after driving his car into Seneca Lake

Early Wednesday morning a Dresden man drove his car into Seneca Lake before being charged for driving while intoxicated. Police responded to an address on Locust Grove Road in the town on Benton around 6:20 a.m. for the report of a suspicious ... MORE
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Greenidge’s merger partner Support.com rockets upward after carbon neutral bitcoin mining promise

UPDATE (August 27, 2021): Support.com shares hit a high of $59.69 this afternoon, triple its close at $19.70 yesterday (Aug. 26). The market value of the company briefly soared to $1.43 billion, compared to $52 million in early March, before it announced ... MORE