Another U.S. county is facing troubles related to crypto mining activities within its territory. This time, the second-largest county in Montana is the protagonist of the story, who will look forward to revisiting local zoning for mining operators.
Authorities to Decide on Making Current Rules Permanent
According to KPAX, Missoula County authorities seek to hold a series of public hearings addressing the matter. In fact, they are targeting to make zoning rules for bitcoin (BTC) mining activities permanent in the county.
The Missoula County Planning Board already held the first conversations at the start of this week, said the local media outlet.
The tale of the county’s relationship with crypto mining dates back to April 2019. Hyperblock, a Canadian company, built several 20-megawatt mining warehouses at the time. In the beginning, authorities praised the fact that such a move brought several jobs and revenues to the county.
However, neighbors started to complain about the mining machines, fan…