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October 13, 2021The Honorable Kathy HochulGovernor of New York StateNYS State Capitol BuildingAlbany, NY 12224Re: Call for an environmental assessment of Proof-of-Work Cryptocurrency Mining in NYS and denial ofpermits for the Greenidge Generating Station and the Fortistar North Tonawanda FacilityDear Governor Hochul:We, the undersigned organizations, businesses, and labor groups, write today to urge your administrationto issue a statewide moratorium on Proof-of-Work (PoW) cryptocurrency mining until a thorough statewideGeneric Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) is conducted, and to deny the permits for the GreenidgeGenerating Station and the Fortistar North Tonawanda Facility. These “mining” activities, particularlyProof-of-Work cryptocurrency mining use enormous amounts of energy to power the computers needed toconduct business – should this activity expand in New York, it could drastically undermine New York’sclimate goals established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.Cryptomining is a relatively new technology that provides the basis for cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrenciessuch as Bitcoin are virtual currencies, which means they exist only online and there are no physical notesand coins. Cryptocurrencies also don’t belong to a central bank, meaning they have no government backing.They are international currencies and can be used to send money around the world without any identitychecks, making them a popular choice for cybercriminals involved in malicious or criminal activity. In theransomware attack on the Colonial pipeline, for example, the criminals were paid their “ransom” incryptocurrency.Digital currencies require authentication to prevent fraudulent transactions. PoW is the method that has themost significant energy demands. In PoW authentication, complex mathematical equations are assigned toeach transaction and miners compete to solve them. The first one to solve an equation authenticates thetransaction and wins currency for their effort. The equations can only be solved by brute force guesswork,so the person or company with the most computational power wins the most currency. With some currenciesvalued at over 48,000 a coin, albeit in a highly speculative market, a global digital gold rush is takingplace with hundreds of millions of computers competing for an edge in the market.In New York, data mining operations using warehouses full of computers have set up shop in upstate areassiphoning electricity from New York’s grid, “re-powering” defunct fossil-fueled power plants, thusseriously jeopardizing the state’s progress on and meeting mandates for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG)emissions. According to research from the New York Times, globally, Bitcoin mining consumes moreelectricity than the entire country of Ireland, which is almost 0.5% of all electricity consumptionworldwide. 11Other sources include: nt1

Additionally, there are very few jobs created by this industry, with profits accruing to the few, but theenvironmental impacts affect us all, particularly BIPOC communities that are often located near fossil fuelpower plants, and have been disproportionately affected by ongoing and legacy contamination.New York must halt this move to turn old fossil-fuel powered plants into cryptomining centers untila full environmental assessment is conducted on the impact that these operations will have ongreenhouse gas emissions, as well as the state’s air and water quality.There are at least two fossil-fueled power plants in New York, the Greenidge Generating Station and theFortistar North Tonawanda Facility, that serve as a test for New York State. We urge your administrationto deny the Title V Air Permits for these two facilities, as they do not comply with the state’s climatelaw.We were pleased to see Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos state that“Greenidge has not shown compliance with New York’s climate law,” and we entirely agree. The GHGemissions at the Greenidge Generating Station are skyrocketing. Greenidge’s current air permit allowsannual emissions of up to 641,878 tons of GHGs despite the fact that for the last ten years it emitted zeroemissions for six of those ten years, and emitted 119,207 tons of CO2 in 2018, 39,406 tons of CO2 in 2019,and 228,303 tons of CO2 in 2020.Additionally, the GHG emissions at the Fortistar North Tonawanda facility would further escalate shouldit become a Bitcoin Facility as has been proposed. As a power plant serving the grid, the power plant’sannual emissions were 12,448 tons of CO2 for 2018, 9,245 tons of CO2 for 2019, and 10,981 tons of CO2for 2020. As a Bitcoin mining facility, these emissions would skyrocket - the permit application states thatthe power plant’s potential CO2 emissions is estimated to be 339,068 tons per year, approximately thirtytimes its 2020 CO2 emissions. The plant is also estimating large increases in several other harmful copollutants including sulfur oxide, nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter that will impactlocal air quality and public health.Most of the energy generated at these power plants will not go into the electrical grid. Instead, it is beingused by private technology companies where the financial rewards remain with the companies themselvesand their investors, while the environmental impacts are externalized, impacting our community, our state,and our ever-warming world.As you have witnessed in your early weeks on the job, the climate crisis in New York is here now. NewYork City recently saw unprecedented flooding that led to the loss of lives - strong climate action is needednow more than ever. We urge you to lead the way and set a national precedent on the issue of Proof-ofWork cryptocurrency by issuing a statewide moratorium and denying the permits for Greenidge andFortistar.Thank you for your time and consideration of our comments.Sincerely,2

1199 Service Employees International Union,United Healthcare Workers EastTodd HoblerExecutive Vice-PresidentCatskill MountainkeeperWes GillinghamAssociate Director350NYCDorian FulvioCattaraugus-Chautauqua for Clean WaterGlenn WahlCo-FounderAll Our EnergyGeorge PovallExecutive DirectorCayuga Lake Environmental Action NowJohn V. DennisPresidentAlliance for a Green EconomyAndra LeimanisCommunications & Outreach DirectorCayuga Lake Watershed NetworkHilary LambertSteward/Executive DirectorAnimals Are Sentient Beings, Inc.Sarah StewartPresidentChemung County Mother's Out FrontHeather M. StantonVolunteer Team CoordinatorAtchafalaya BasinkeeperDean WilsonExecutive DirectorCitizens' Climate Lobby - New York State LevelAction TeamBryan SwiftCo-Leader, CCL-NY State Level Action TeamAtlantic Chapter of the Sierra ClubKathryn BartholomewChapter ChairBear MeadowDwain WilderLuthierBillsboro WineryVinny Aliperti and Kim AlipertiOwnersBuffalo Niagara WaterkeeperJill JedlickaExecutive DirectorCampaign for Renewable EnergySara HessConvenerCitizens' Climate Lobby-RochesterKatie RyggCo-LeadCitizens' Environmental CoalitionBarbara WarrenDirectorCitizens to Preserve the Character ofSkaneatelesDessa BergenMemberCity of GenevaSteve ValentinoMayor1

Clean Air Coalition of Greater RavenaCoeymansBarbara HeinzenSteering Committee memberCouncil on Intelligent Energy & ConservationPolicy (CIECP)Michel LeeChairClean Air Coalition of Western New YorkEmily TerranaDirector of OrganizingCUNY School of Law Environmental JusticeCoalitionJill Sifah SigmanBoard member, EJCClimate Reality Finger Lakes ChapterThomas HirasunaChapter ChairClimate Reality ProjectJoseph PepeArchitectCoalition for Outreach, Policy & Education(COPE)Joseph WilsonCoordinatorCoastal Research & Education Society of LongIsland, Inc.Arthur H. Kopelman, Ph.D.PresidentColor Fairport GreenNatasha Besch-TurnerBoard MemberColorPenfieldGreenKatie RyggCo-LeadCommittee to Preserve the Finger LakesAbi BuddingtonBoard Member, SecretaryConcerned Health Professionals of New YorkCarmi OrensteinProgram DirectorDan Rapaport ConsultingDan RapaportOwnerDenizens of the BiosphereRegi TeasleyFounderDiocese of Central New YorkCharles GroverVoluntary PriestDr. Watson ElectricDebra WatsonOffice ManagerDryden Resouorce Awareness CoalitionJudith PierppontFounding MemberDryden Resource Awareness CoalitionMarie McRaeSpokespersonEarth Action, Inc.Mary GutierrezDirectorEarthjusticeMandy DeRocheDeputy Managing Attorney, Coal Program2

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1 . October 13, 2021 . The Honorable Kathy Hochul . Governor of New York State . NYS State Capitol Building . Albany, NY 12224 . Re: Call for an environmental assessment of Proof-of-Work Cryptocurrency Mining in NYS and denial of