Bitcoin Backers Rebut House Democrats’ Claims That Crypto Mining Pollutes Communities

Bitcoin Miners by Aleksi Räisä
Bitcoin Miners by Aleksi Räisä

Some of the strongest Bitcoin supporters including Block CEO Jack Dorsey,  MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz, and FundStrat Global Advisors Co-founder Thomas Lee banded together to rebut the claims by House Democrats who called for an investigation into crypto mining facilities.

On April 21, Cong. Jared Huffman (D-California) along with 22 House lawmakers told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that they are very concerned about the environmental impacts of crypto mining facilities.

House Democrats are concerned crypto mining facilities are polluting communities

In a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, Cong. Huffman and his colleagues wrote, “We have serious concerns regarding reports that cryptocurrency facilities across the country are polluting communities and are having an outsized contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.”

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The House Democrats requested the EPA to examine if “Proof-of-Work” mining facilities are in compliance with environmental laws including the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. They also asked the federal regulator to investigate if crypto mining facilities are causing any harm to communities and it must resolve the problem.