Robeson County Rises Up in Opposition to the AERP Pellet Mill

On Monday, June 22nd, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) held a virtual public hearing for a proposed Active Energy Renewable Power (AERP) black wood pellet facility in Lumberton, NC. The local community has expressed concern over the facility’s pollution, the proposed siting in a flood zone and in a predominantly Black […]

Cut Carbon Not Forests: Hard-Hitting Campaign Urges UK Policymakers to Build a True Clean Energy Economy and End Dirty Biomass Subsidies

Environmental advocacy groups join forces in fresh appeal for MPs to redirect biomass subsidies towards truly clean and renewable energy sources like solar and wind LONDON (22 June, 2020) – A coalition of environmental advocacy groups have launched Cut Carbon Not Forests, a hard-hitting campaign to expose the UK’s wasteful subsidies for companies that burn […]

A Pandemic of Injustice in the Rural South

Lumberton, North Carolina, in Robeson County is a microcosm of the issues we face as a nation. Business as usual marches on while we reel from a global pandemic, from wrongful murders, and from the constant onslaught of racism, climate change, and a system that continues to prioritize corporations and profit with no regard for […]

Debra David speaks at a press conference

Our Public Comment on Proposed Wood Pellet Plant in Lumberton, NC

I am writing to urge this Administration to deny any expansion of the wood pellet industry in North Carolina and to immediately address the environmental justice implications of this proposed facility. I urge the Administration to address the impacts this facility would have on the climate, on North Carolina forests, on biodiversity, and on the […]

Does clean energy mean clearcutting bottomland hardwood forests?