Groups in Shadow of Biomass Power Plants Request EPA Relief

Environmental groups in 23 states today requested that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) end its three year exemption of biomass power plant greenhouse gas emissions from Clean Air Act permitting – an exemption that also enables biomass plant builders and operators to avoid using the best pollution controls for the smokestack emissions that cause local air pollution and harm human health.

The Companies that Want Our Woods

Visiting both London and Brussels, Dogwood Alliance and our partners at NRDC and SELC got the opportunity to meet with the largest companies in Europe importing wood pellets from the Southern US to burn for electricity in the UK, Brussels, Netherlands, Denmark, Poland and more. The meetings were an excellent opportunity to not only better understand the marketplace and decisions driving this destructive practice, but were also a great opportunity to carry the spirit and voice of communities across the South to let these companies know we will not stand idle and let this madness continue.

Dogwood Fights Bioenergy Policy in Europe

Scot Quaranda, Dogwood’s “Our Forests Aren’t Fuel” Campaign Director, gives his first update from Europe as he strives to change hearts and minds on biomass sustainability to protect Southern US forests from being clearcut, shipped to Europe, and burned for electricity.