Statement: North Carolina is Now the World’s Largest Wood Pellet Exporter

NC DEQ’s approval of Enviva’s Northampton facility expansion is the latest contradiction between the Cooper administration’s stance critiquing biomass and its continued inaction to address the threats the industry poses to our forests, communities, and climate Yesterday, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approved yet another massive expansion of the wood pellet export […]

Photo of Belinda Joyner Speaking at the Northampton Hearing

Ecosystem Services In Pee Dee Watershed At Risk From Biomass

There are over 35 million acres of wetland forests in the 14 states of the US South, providing critical ecosystem services, like cleaning air, filtering water, and protecting communities from floods. We know that, on average, natural wetland forests left standing, not logged, are worth over $18,000 per acre. That doesn’t exactly tell us what […]

Alabama Groups Oppose Enviva’s Epes Facility

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has issued a draft permit for Enviva to construct an enormous new wood pellet plant in Epes, Alabama. This is the first of four wood pellet facilities that Enviva hopes to build in Alabama. If built, this plant would produce 1.2 million tons of wood pellets per year […]

Uncovering the Truth: Investigating the Destruction of Precious Forests

Dogwood Alliance has worked in the Southern United States for over 20 years to protect communities and forests from the impacts of large-scale industrial logging. Our priority has been and will always be, to communicate the most recent scientific evidence as well as to amplify concerns of impacted Southerners to decision-makers. For the past seven […]

Does clean energy mean clearcutting bottomland hardwood forests?

Track & Trace? More like “Trick or Trace”

Enviva’s “Track & Trace” system, which claims to track every ton of wood that the company buys, was proven to be little more than a smokescreen for destruction in a recent North Carolina investigation. TV2, Denmark’s most-viewed public broadcasting news channel, revealed in a primetime four-part series the devastating impacts that Denmark’s import of wood […]