A new Bitcoin cryptomining facility being built by Riot Platform on roughly 265 acres in Navarro County is set to become the largest crypto mining data transaction processing center in the world. Critics say it will further strain the state’s electric grid and use millions of gallons of precious water daily.
The week of events are organized by the Texas Coalition Against Cryptomining and will include participation by Greenpeace and Stand Up for Change: Navarro County. Special guests who are scheduled to make presentations during the week are Ed Hirs, Energy Fellow at the University of Houston and Adrian Shelly, Texas office director for Public Citizen.
Oct 23 - 27, 2023
Monday - Official County and City Meetings, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Public Town Hall Meeting, 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Action at the Site, 11 a.m.
Thursday - Interviews, Videos, and Contacting Reps, Noon
Friday - Celebration of Community Action, 6 p.m.