Over the last several weeks, Greenidge Generation has been “greenwashing” its environmental record, publishing full-page ads, letters from supporters and to municipal governments. Some of them attack the environmental advocates who are working to inform the public, accusing them of spreading…

CAYUTA, Schuyler County — The state’s two U.S. senators have asked the Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate the potential environmental risks associated with a materials recovery and solid waste transfer station proposed for Schuyler County, near Seneca Lake.

WATERLOO — Several of those speaking at a Tuesday afternoon public hearing on the Trelina Solar Energy Center who would lease land to the Florida company favored the project.

Soft, blue-gray hues of twilight approach as frigid evening temperatures bottom out in single digits. The countryside exudes a hushed stillness as a blanketing white opalescent snow stands out in bold relief against somber, baron woodlands whose shadowless tree trunks resonate stark cocoa br…


SENECA FALLS — Town officials and others reported an apparent eruption or “blowout” of a portion of the capped mound of buried trash on the northeast corner of the Seneca Meadows Inc. landfill Thursday.

WATERLOO — Citing a desire for more time to review the environmental cleanup report, the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency has tabled acceptance of land at the former Seneca Army Depot.

In a matter of days, the Town of Torrey Planning Board will make a decision that could have ramifications for the Finger Lakes that go far beyond their town or county’s borders. They will be faced with deciding whether to heed the recommendation from Yates County and hundreds of concerned ci…

In order to get clean, pollution-free energy, the city of Canandaigua is moving away from reliance on fossil fuels by launching Gateway Community Power, a Community Choice Aggregation program that allows the city to pool local electricity demand with other Ontario County municipalities to pr…

SAVANNAH — The state Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing to modify and toughen the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the town’s wastewater treatment plant on North Main Street.

DRESDEN — Greenidge Generation CEO Dale Irwin is pushing back against critics of the company’s bitcoin and data mining project, saying the public should “pay no attention” to Facebook posts, press releases or editorials from groups opposing the company’s plans.


GENEVA — Most of us don’t give much thought to what goes into our garbage can. From old takeout to dried-up leftovers that got pushed to the back of the fridge, Americans chuck plenty of uneaten food into the trash each day. That’s in addition to what’s left from the things we do eat, rangin…

SENECA FALLS — Seneca Meadows Inc. has not yet submitted responses to 36 questions and requests for more data on its application to expand its landfill operations.

The history of civilization is the story of water technologies for cities and villages. Interlaken and all municipalities have followed a long road to providing clean potable water to citizens that began millennia ago by the Mayans, Romans and others. Each of these civilizations developed te…

DRESDEN — Although the Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association shares concerns of those who have filed a lawsuit against the town of Torrey and Greenidge Generation LLC over the expansion of the Greenidge bitcoin mining project, the association is not a plaintiff to the litigation.


DRESDEN — With a major bitcoin mining operation in the works at the Greenidge Generation plant, the Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes wants people to learn more about it.

Many visitors who venture beyond the fence at Deer Haven Park have noted how serene and healing it is to tour. Such statements lead one to ponder, does this tranquility that renders such repose result from simply removing oneself from the hustle and bustle of daily life or is there something more?

WATERLOO — A group of property owners who would be neighbors to the proposed 80-megawatt solar electric project in the west end of town have applied for $40,000 in intervenor funds from the state Public Service Commission.

GENEVA — Seneca Meadows landfill is less than 10 miles east of this Ontario County city — and Ward 4 Councilor Ken Camera considers that close enough for Geneva to formally oppose the landfill’s plans to expand.

DRESDEN — Two local environmental groups are asking businesses, organizations and individuals to sign a letter urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to revoke two existing state Department of Environmental Conservation permits issued to Greenidge Generation, as well as denying a new one.

DRESDEN — Three environmental groups and 30 individuals are seeking an injunction to stop Greenidge Generation’s plan to construct four new buildings so it can expand its bitcoin mining operation.

SENECA FALLS — The Seneca Falls Environmental Action Committee is urging the state Department of Environmental Conservation to deny Seneca Meadows Inc.’s application to expand its Salcman Road landfill.


SENECA FALLS — Fifty more acres and 15 additional years of operation. That’s what Seneca Meadows Inc., owner and operator of a landfill on the western border of Seneca Falls, is seeking.