Despite Overwhelming Opposition, SCDHEC Grants Enviva’s Expansion in Greenwood, SC

Despite overwhelming public opposition from local residents, professors, scientists, and environmental advocacy groups, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) has permitted Enviva to expand production at their Greenwood, SC facility to 660,000 tons of wood pellets per year. That translates to logging 15,840 acres per year. That’s 43 acres of beautiful, […]

Letter to the Governor of South Carolina

Dear South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, COVID-19 has now killed more than 200,000 people in the US, and over a quarter of those deaths are Black Americans, in part due to racism, social inequity, and environmental injustices that have purposefully robbed the Black community of health and well-being. As you know, Enviva, a biomass wood […]

Wood Pellet Facilities Sourcing Radius Affects Neighboring States

The biomass industry is expanding pollution in the South under the greenwashed banner of clean, green, and renewable energy. In this time of an international pandemic and climate change, it is immoral, unjust, and irresponsible to let this industry keep expanding. In the South, the national pandemics of COVID-19, climate change, and institutional racism relentlessly […]

Statement: Caravan Protest Polluters Amidst COVID in SC

During the spiking outbreaks of COVID-19 cases throughout South Carolina, nonprofit and community-based organizations are hosting a caravan protest at the state’s capital. Protesters will be able to show their dissent while safely social distancing in their own cars. The outcry began when ENVIVA, the world’s largest biomass wood pellet company requested a permit from […]

Dogwood’s Public Comment: The Proposed Expansion of the Enviva Greenwood SC Plant

We are writing to urge the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) to deny any expansion of the wood pellet industry in South Carolina and to immediately address the environmental justice implications of this facility. We urge DHEC to address the impacts this facility would have on the climate, on South […]