NY State Supreme Court dismisses petition against crypto mining company

In an vital precedent, a New York State Supreme Court decide in Yates County dominated in favor of cryptocurrency mining agency Greenidge Generation, dismissing a petition filed by a coalition of environmental activists. 

According to an April 7 press launch by Greenidge, Judge Daniel Doyle dismissed a petition against the Greenidge Generation Holdings introduced by a bunch of environmental organizations — Sierra Club, Seneca Lake Guardian and the Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes in addition to a lot of people — in an try and cease the mining operation at Seneca Lake.

The petition additionally referred to as for a halt to Greenidge’s plans to broaden its Bitcoin mining operation at a facility in Dresden, a 300-people city in Yates County. The company is planning to extend its capacities on the gas-powered plant from 17,000 miners in service to 49,000 by the tip of the 12 months.

As the quote from the ruling goes:

“Petitioners have failed to ascertain that they’d undergo an environmental harm completely different from that suffered by most of the people.”

The decide specified that not one of the petitioners dwell nearer than 2,000 ft to the undertaking web site, whereas the native planning board took all of the required steps to evaluate the undertaking’s potential impacts on the atmosphere.

According to the company launch, the choice marks the fifth unsuccessful try of authorized motion against the undertaking’s enlargement by numerous entities. On Feb. 1, the trigger against Greenidge was supported by the New York state gubernatorial candidate Jumaane Williams, who has called on present Governor Kathy Hochul to disclaim permits for proof-of-work crypto mining within the state.