Monster Enviva Wood Pellet Plants Invade Northeast NC Communities

In November of 2011, Enviva, a major corporate wood pellet producer with international sales, began operations at a rebuilt, former Georgia Pacific sawmill in Ahoskie, NC. Residents close to the plant have faced 24/7 extreme noise and lights, dust that coats cars, buildings, and lungs in just a few minutes, along with dangerous heavy truck traffic. While European power plants seek huge shipments of wood pellets as supposedly “greener” fuel than the coal they burned in the past, eastern North Carolina has turned into the Southeast’s latest energy colony.

Forests Aren’t Fuel…They’re My Home

Not only does clearcutting US forests, turning them into pellets, and shipping them to Europe to be burned for electricity have a grievous cost for our climate, but it also destroys the habitat of the South’s rich and biodiverse plant and animal ecosystems.

Drink Beer & Save Forests at Hi-Wire Brewing in Asheville

Come on out and drink delicious, hand-crafted, local beer at Hi-Wire Brewing on Thursday, January 16th. All that day and evening, Hi-Wire will be donating a percentage of proceeds to Dogwood Alliance to help protect our Southern forests!

Dogwood Joins the DoNation

Dogwood Alliance is proud to be a founding member of DoNation, a new model in online giving. Use DoNation’s shopping cart to make it quicker, easier, and more efficient to give to the organizations you love all in one place! DoNation does the work of vetting non-profits to assure you they’re using your money in the best way possible.