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Democrats Press For Air Act Reporting Of Cryptocurrency Energy Use

July 21, 2022
Democratic lawmakers led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Rep. Jared Huffman (CA) are pressing EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to force disclosure by cryptocurrency “mining” operations of their energy consumption and emissions, citing huge increases in the electricity used by the industry. In a July 15 letter , Sens. Warren, Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Edward Markey (MA) and Jeffrey Merkley, joined by Reps. Huffman and Rachida Tlaib (MI), ask EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Energy Secretary Jennifer...

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