Our Movement is Growing and Not Going Away

If you’re like me, the endless expansion of Enviva — the world’s largest wood pellet producer — gives you a sense of deja vu, the eerie feeling that we’ve all been here before. That’s because Enviva is waging a relentless attack on our forests, communities, and our climate. When there’s a threat to forests and […]

Photo of Community Organizers at Northampton Hearing

Lessons from my Internship

This blog was written by Joe Lee, Dogwood Alliance’s Campaign Intern during the summer of 2019. Joe is a rising senior studying Public Policy Studies at Duke University. As my time at Dogwood Alliance comes to a close, I’ve found myself in reflection over the lessons I will take away from my 11 week experience […]

Campaign intern wearing a Forest Defender tee-shirt asks a man to sign a petition to protect forests

Statement: Victory for Forests in the Southern US & Climate in Ireland

The Irish planning board’s decision sends a powerful signal to EU member states that burning imported wood pellets is not a climate solution. Yesterday afternoon, an Irish power plant that was the subject of heavy environmental criticism was refused permission to begin burning biomass by An Bord Pleanála, a court that has national oversight over […]

Speaking Truth to Power in the Gulf South

The Gulf South is home to some of the most beautiful and unique forests in the country, particularly wetland forests, and the people who live here are as strong and vibrant as the forests they rely on. The Gulf is one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the United States and also a global […]

UK Committee on Climate Change: Beware of False Solutions like Biomass & BECCS

The United Kingdom Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is an independent, legal body established by the UK government under the 2008 Climate Change Act. Their purpose is to advise the Government and various departments on emissions targets and report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change. The […]