New Video Exposes the Impact of Wood Pellet Industry on Rural NC Community

Communities across the Southern US are no stranger to extractive industries that threaten their health and quality of life. A new video, “Selling out Sampson County” by Dogwood Alliance investigates the impact that the latest threat, wood pellet manufacturing, has on the rural South and inspires people around the region to organize to stop this growing threat.

Pillage and Plunder in the Deep South Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 2 part series exploring the impact that the wood pellet industry is having on the rural communities of the Gulf coast. Part 1 looked at the wood pellet industry in Mississippi and the destructive impact it has on the forests and the rural local economy…

Enviva Green Circle in Cottondale, FL

Pillage and Plunder in the Deep South Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 2 part series exploring the impact that the wood pellet industry is having on the rural communities of the Gulf coast. Part 2 will look at the wood pellet industry in the Florida panhandle and more deeply explore the economics of the industry…

Dogwood Alliance Statement on the Clean Power Plan

We applaud the important first step to regulate carbon in the US and highlight the loopholes that could be bad for our forests urging the EPA and states to clarify and move away from burning toward a future that embraces protecting forests as the best defense against climate change.