Description: Lawsuit challenging the New York State Public Service Commission's decision to authorize a Canadian cryptocurrency company’s acquisition of ownership interests in a company that owns and operates a natural gas plant in North Tonawanda.
Clean Air Coalition of Western New York, Inc. v. New York State Public Service Commission
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 01/24/2023 Motion Download Memorandum of law filed in support of petitioners-plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction. 01/13/2023 Memorandum of Law Download Memorandum of law filed in support of verified petition and complaint. 01/13/2023 Petition Download Verified petition and complaint filed. Environmental Groups Challenged Authorization to Transfer Ownership Interests in Gas Plant to Cryptocurrency Company. Two environmental organizations filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court challenging the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) decision to authorize a Canadian cryptocurrency company’s acquisition of ownership interests in a company that owns and operates a natural gas plan in North Tonawanda. The organizations asserted that the PSC was required to analyze whether the cryptocurrency company’s plans to increase the plant’s operations to power cryptocurrency mining would interfere with attainment of the New York Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act’s (CLCPA’s) greenhouse gas emissions reductions mandates or disproportionately burden disadvantaged communities in violation of the CLCPA.