Break the Biomass Industry’s Hold on NC

Infographic that shows the climate impact of industrial logging in NC. Reads: North Carolina is Clearcutting a Critical Climate Solution. 500,000 truckloads of timber are removed from North Carolina forests every year. Logging in North Carolian releases 44 million tons of carbon dioxide per year. That's equivalent to the annual climate impact of over 9 million cars on the road, making industrial logging the state's third most carbon intensive sector, just after electricity and transportation.North Carolina now exports more wood pellets overseas to be burned for energy than any other state in the nation. The wood pellet industry destroys 164 acres of NC forests every day.

The wood pellet industry is having a huge and unaccounted for impact on North Carolina’s forests, residents, and our climate. Yet the rapid expansion of this industry has occurred without any meaningful public or policy input.

Sign this petition to urge Governor Cooper to break the biomass industry’s hold on NC.

For more information, read 15 Reasons NC Leaders Should Reject The Wood Pellet Industry & the full petition here.