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California co. upends Cherokee County, NC

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California co. upends Cherokee County, NC


One of Cherokee County's crypto currency mines, Core Scientific.

Following uproar in the state’s far west over noise and other disruptions brought by cryptocurrency mining, Buncombe County has extended by a year its temporary ban on such operations.

County officials say they are struggling with how to write rules protecting residents from problems that those who have experienced them say include constant noise as well as Styrofoam and electronic waste.

“The U.S. Congress is still wrestling over how exactly to regulate the industry itself. There’s a patchwork quilt of regulations across all 50 U.S. states. We, however, are looking at it from a land use perspective,” county Planning and Development Director Nathan Pennington said at a May 7 Board of Commissioners meeting.



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