Gillibrand urges EPA to scrutinize impacts of Bitcoin mining

September 13, 2021
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is pressing EPA to join with New York regulators to closely scrutinize the air permit of an upstate New York power plant re-purposed to serve energy-intensive Bitcoin “mining,” a practice that critics say may harm air and water quality in the scenic Finger Lakes region, in an early test of EPA’s policy on the issue of the cryptocurrency’s pollution impacts. In a Sept. 8 letter , Gillibrand asked EPA Administrator Michael Regan to have EPA “exercise...

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