Statement: Cooper Administration Criticizes Biomass but Continues to Greenlight Industry Expansion

Days after Governor Cooper’s Department of Environmental Quality released the Clean Energy Plan delivering harsh criticism of the wood pellet biomass industry, NC DEQ issued permits for Enviva, the world’s largest pellet producer, to massively expand its Sampson County facility   Last week, Governor Cooper accepted his NC Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Clean Energy […]

Statement: Dogwood Alliance Responds to Final NC Clean Energy Plan

Governor Cooper’s Clean Energy Plan delivers harsh criticism of wood pellet biomass; definitive leadership to stop expanded forest destruction remains to be seen After a long silence on the issue of the wood pellet industry, Governor Cooper’s administration has finally responded to the groundswell of public opposition and the growing body of scientific evidence that […]

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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

Release: Diverse Alliance Turns Up Heat on Governor Cooper Demanding Climate Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 1st, 9 am Diverse alliance turns up heat on North Carolina Governor Cooper, demanding real climate action  Environmental justice, climate, and community organizations say State’s expansion of dirty energy projects contradicts his Executive Order Durham, NC – Today, with the imminent release of the Governor’s Clean Energy Plan, 28 national […]