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 […]

A Thousand-Foot View of Industrial Logging

Dogwood Alliance Campaigns Director Rita Frost and I recently went on a flight with SouthWings volunteer pilot, Stu Bailey, to conclude our latest ground investigation of a particularly devastating wetland clearcut in Eastern North Carolina. Every year, Dogwood Alliance conducts investigations on the sourcing practices of the wood pellet industry led by Enviva. We expose […]

The Enviva Lie List

Enviva has a proven record of harming communities, forests, and the climate. Enviva isn’t shy about bending or twisting the truth or even flat-out lying to get what they want. Here are the facts: Wetlands Enviva used to say that they don’t source from wetlands, until we uncovered the truth. They used to claim they […]