Mourning The Tragic Death Of Indigenous Forest Defender In Atlanta

Dogwood Alliance is horrified and saddened by the death of Manuel Teran. They were affectionately known as Tortuguita. Police shot and killed Tortuguita on January 18th in Atlanta’s Weelaunee Forest. This beautiful forest is in predominantly Black South Atlanta. It’s the proposed site of Cop City. Cop City is a project of the Atlanta Police […]

Manuel Teran or Tortuguita who was killed by police in Atlanta defending Weelaunee Forest on January 18th.

Controversial South Carolina Wood Pellet Company Escapes Bankruptcy

The State Environmental Department Fined Jasper Pellets for Air Pollution Ridgeland, SC – Danish company CM Biomass purchased Jasper Pellets of Ridgeland, South Carolina. The pellet mill has been idle since November 2021, and the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May 2022. In September 2022, The Charleston Post & Courier reported that Jasper Pellets […]

Release: Justice Leaders Call on EPA to Protect Communities

Environmental Justice Leaders Call on the EPA to Protect Communities from the Impacts of the Dirty Biomass Industry  Press Event at Region 4 Headquarters in Atlanta is Part of the International Day of Action to Stop Big Biomass Atlanta, GA, USA – Today dozens of impacted community members, environmental justice leaders, and grassroots activists gathered […]

Statement: Demanding More Climate Action

Why A Growing Grassroots Movement is Demanding More Action on Climate Together, over the last four presidential administrations we have been demanding federal action on climate change. Time and time again, big corporations and partisan politics derailed every effort to address this growing threat to our planet. And now, finally, thanks to people power and […]

Release: Impacted Communities Mobilize to Stop Expansion

Impacted Communities Mobilize to Demand Governor Cooper Stop the Expansion of the Wood Pellet Industry NC DEQ Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Expansion of Enviva’s Wood Pellet Plant in Ahoskie Ahoskie, North Carolina – On August 16th, North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality held a public hearing on the draft Title […]