A group of executives from within the Bitcoin industry has written a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in an effort to debunk myths about the environmental dangers of crypto mining.
The letter was in response to a statement from Congress last month calling on the EPA to monitor crypto mining facilities for possible violations of environmental law.
Bitcoin heavyweights like Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Microstrategy CEO Michael Saylor wrote their own letter in hopes of refuting what they believe to be myths surrounding crypto mining.
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Responding to the notion that it is imperative to understand the pollution associated with the mining of cryptocurrencies, the executives say that this belief is “deeply misleading.”
“There are no pollutants, including CO2, released by digital