The Chamber of Digital Commerce is taking legal action to protect our members in the cryptocurrency mining community. In an effort to petition for injunctive and declaratory relief from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s mandatory survey, the Chamber is joining the efforts of the Texas Blockchain Council and Riot Platforms. 

On January 26, 2024, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) authorized the survey of commercial cryptocurrency miners as an emergency collection of data request. On behalf of our membership, the Chamber of Digital Commerce is seeking to stop the most recent unjustified and politically motivated attack on the digital asset industry.  

Perianne Boring, Founder and CEO of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, provided the following statement.   

“By participating in the challenge of Secretary Granholm’s and Administrator DeCarolis’s ‘emergency’ survey, the Chamber aims to prevent the unlawful collection of industry data. This survey represents a politically charged effort by the Biden administration to undermine a law-abiding sector that is significantly powered by renewable energy and contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.” 

She added that “the approval of this emergency survey, devoid of justified rationale, coupled with the EIA’s refusal to engage in standard notice and comment rulemaking, showcases a disturbing trend of political bias against our industry. This is not merely about data collection; it is about the administration’s publicly stated objective ‘to limit or eliminate’ the cryptocurrency industry.  The Chamber remains committed to representing and defending the digital asset industry against regulatory overreach and will continue to monitor the situation closely, advocating for transparent and equitable treatment under the law.”  

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