The Community Engagement Intern will assist in training a geographically diverse group of organizations and individual activists to grow area chapters and protect the Southern forests from industrial destruction.
Unfortunately, climate deniers and special interests are fighting tooth and nail to destroy or water down this plan. Despite the fact that our forests are our best defense against climate change and the scientific community widely views burning forests for electricity as the wrong direction, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering including biomass electricity as a potential pathway for meeting the goals of the plan.
The forests of the world play a critical role in each breath we take, Each cup of water we drink, our history and our future. So why is our Clean Power Plan issuing a free pass to clearcut and burn American forests?
For the past 3 years, Dogwood Alliance, NRDC, and SELC have sounded the alarm about the widespread, destructive impacts to our forests, communities and climate caused by the rapidly expanding wood pellet industry. Today’s announcement by Enviva, the largest wood pellet manufacturer in the US, is a clear indication that the collective efforts of our organizations are having a direct impact on the practices of this industry.