Greenidge Bitcoin Mining / Seneca Meadows Landfill

Urgent: Important Action Updates and Resources!

The Greenidge Bitcoin mining facility's Title V Air Permit was DENIED by the Department of Environmental Conservation in June, which was a HUGE grassroots victory.  Despite this win, Greenidge has  been allowed to continue operating while it appeals this decision.  DEC is moving this appeal along and we have a second opportunity to participate in a virtual hearing or submit written comments.  

Public comments on Greenidge's air permit appeal are due on October 31, and the public hearing is this coming Monday, October 24. See more about the appeal process here. We encourage all of you to send in written comments and/or sign up for Monday's hearing! 

Here is a link to a previous comment template, which you can personalize. 

Last time around 98% of public comments were against Greenidge - let's keep that up and win again!

Legislative public comment hearings will be held virtually on Monday October 24, 2022, at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. These hearings will be conducted electronically through the Webex electronic webinar platform.

Written Public Comments:

Written comments concerning Greenidge's Title V permit renewal application, draft permit, the Department's notice of denial, and Greenidge's request for a hearing must be postmarked by October 31, 2022, and mailed to Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Elizabeth Phillips at the Department's Office of Hearings and Mediation Services, 1st Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, 12233-1550, or emailed to ALJ Phillips at Comment. by 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2022. Written statements will be considered equally with oral statements given at the legislative public comment hearings, provided they are postmarked by October 31, 2022 or emailed by 5:00 p.m. on that date. Here is a template for you to use:  

Please email your comment to:

SLG and others were invited by Food and Water Watch to participate in a national webinar about cryptocurrency mining and the Greenidge Facility.   It was a successful webinar and we hope you'll be able to watch it if you couldn't participate during the event.

Seneca Meadows Landfill

In other news, here's a recent article on another important issue we're working on- New York State's largest landfill, Seneca Meadows.

As always, thank you for taking the time to submit comments, learn about the important environmental issues facing our region, and for supporting Seneca Lake Guardian's work by making a generous donation.   Together, we will keep these waters swimmable, fishable, and drinkable for generations to come.