It’s Time to Hold the Forestry Industry Accountable

The United States is home to some of the world’s most diverse forests. In the Southern U.S., our coastal plain is a global biodiversity hotspot. It’s a place where you can find yourself under towering tupelo giants or kayaking among cypress elders. The mature natural stands across the coastal plain of the South are areas […]

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The USDA Needs to Hear from you!

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting comments to determine how their agency will undertake climate change mitigation and resilience through April 29th. We are submitting our comments and we need you to submit comments, too! This blog will provide a high-level overview of our message and guide you through the submission process. On […]

BIG VICTORY for Southern Forests

Just yesterday, the Dutch government came together to reject future subsidies for biomass. This is a big win for Southern forests and communities. This is nothing short of historic in the Netherlands. It sets an important precedent that will send shockwaves through the biomass industry. In the Netherlands, public and political debate over biomass has […]

Release: Drax facility fined $2.5M for major pollution violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February, 18, 2021 Small Mississippi town had been blasted by toxics for years; Likely the largest fine ever levied against a wood pellet company Joint Statement from NAACP, EEECHO, Environmental Integrity Project, Southern Echo, Mississippi State Conference NAACP, Dogwood Alliance, and Cut Carbon Not Forests Coalition Mississippi regulators have fined the […]

Want to Protect Forests? Stop Burning Forests as Fuel

The biomass debate in the Netherlands continues to burn hot. For over two years, people have organized and protested against the country’s largest proposed biomass combustion plant slated to be built in Diemen, a small town just north of Amsterdam. Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company behind the project, is feverishly trying to show their business […]