15 Reasons NC Leaders Should Reject the Wood Pellet Industry

North Carolina’s destructive wood pellet energy industry expanded rapidly during Governor Cooper’s first term in office. North Carolina now exports more wood pellets overseas to be burned for energy than any other state in the nation. The Cooper Administration approved the construction of 2 new wood pellet facilities and the massive expansion of 3 existing […]

UK Climate “Ambition” is Clearcutting Climate Resiliency

At the beginning of December, the UK introduced a target to cut carbon emissions by 68% (based on 1990 levels) in the next decade. The government wants to brand its climate target as “ambitious,” but this is not the holiday present the climate was asking for. In reality, the UK’s climate targets are unlikely to […]

Despite Overwhelming Opposition, SCDHEC Grants Enviva’s Expansion in Greenwood, SC

Despite overwhelming public opposition from local residents, professors, scientists, and environmental advocacy groups, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) has permitted Enviva to expand production at their Greenwood, SC facility to 660,000 tons of wood pellets per year. That translates to logging 15,840 acres per year. That’s 43 acres of beautiful, […]

Communities Across the South Unite in Opposition to Dirty Industry

Three years ago, as residents of Richmond County, North Carolina were fighting to stop a dirty Enviva wood pellet facility from building in their community. Meanwhile, residents in Colbert, GA were learning about a new polluting industry that had been proposed in their community – the Georgia Renewable Power Biomass Plant, promising to burn only […]

Letter to the Governor of South Carolina

Dear South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, COVID-19 has now killed more than 200,000 people in the US, and over a quarter of those deaths are Black Americans, in part due to racism, social inequity, and environmental injustices that have purposefully robbed the Black community of health and well-being. As you know, Enviva, a biomass wood […]