Mandy DeRoche

Deputy Managing Attorney Clean Energy Program

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Mandy DeRoche is a deputy managing attorney in the Clean Energy Program at Earthjustice, based in New York. Prior to joining Earthjustice, Mandy served as special counsel in the Executive Division of the New York State Office of the Attorney General, and as an assistant attorney general in the Office’s Environmental Protection Bureau, where she focused on climate change and environmental justice work. Prior to the AG’s office, Mandy was in private practice, where she litigated commercial disputes, handled securities law investigations, and represented individuals and organizations in environmental justice, economic justice, and immigration matters. Mandy received her B.A. from Cornell University, her J.D. from Boston College Law School, and her M.S. in Urban Environmental Systems Management from the Pratt Institute.

The Latest from Mandy DeRoche

April 10, 2024

In the News: E&E News

Unsolved mystery: How much power is crypto using?

“Every day is urgent. The incentives for mining are getting so much higher. Between the price of bitcoin and extreme weather, the combination is a danger to our grid and a danger to externalizing costs on other ratepayers and on the environment.”
Bitcoin mining machines
March 12, 2024

Cryptocurrency Miners Need to Report their Energy Use

The U.S. Energy Information Administration raises concerns about energy-intensive cryptocurrency mining operations, will seek comments on reporting requirements.
February 8, 2024

In the News: Grist

Bitcoin mining uses a lot of energy. The US government is about to find out how much.

“This is nonpartisan data that’s collected from the miners themselves that no one else has. Understanding this data is the first step to understanding what we can do next.”
January 3, 2024

In the News: Texas Tribune

Texan Bitcoin miners profit by using less electricity; advocates say all Texans should get the same chance

“The rewards for their behavior are so lucrative and unfair. It’s like we’re bending over backwards to give money to the [crypto] miner for putting the strain on the grid and the system in the first place.”
May 13, 2021

In the News: Reuters

U.S. small towns take on energy-guzzling bitcoin miners

“They’re like a bunch of zombies. How many power plants are going to rise up from the dead before we do something?”