Statement: S&P Global Clean Energy Index Drops Drax

Biomass is now seen as a false climate solution and should no longer be a member of the renewables club The S&P Global Clean Energy Index is designed to measure top companies in global clean energy-related businesses that helps financial service firms make recommendations to investors concerned about climate change, the environment, and biodiversity. As […]

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Drax Environmental Injustice in Mississippi

The Amite biomass wood pellet plant in Gloster, Mississippi that UK-based Drax owns was recently fined $2.5 million dollars for breaking environmental rules. After learning of the fine that Drax received for dumping more than three times their allotment of air pollutants and particulate matter, I had to go to Mississippi to see for myself […]

Arkansas Loses a Forest Champion

In Memoriam of Luis “Doc” Contreras On Jun 25, 2021, Arkansas, Southern forests, and the planet lost one of their true heroes. Luis “Doc” Contreras was a climate champion, a creative campaigner, a spirited activist, and a lover of humanity and every dog he ever met. He passed away in Eureka Springs, Arkansas at the […]

The Economic Impact of Enviva in North Carolina

Guest post by Amber Skinner From protecting the atmosphere to providing homes for many organisms, forests are crucial for humans and the planet. Recent innovations allow us to use forms of renewable energy such as wind, solar, and geothermal. With meaningful investment, these will soon replace fossil fuels as main energy sources and lower pollution […]

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Release: Drax facility fined $2.5M for major pollution violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February, 18, 2021 Small Mississippi town had been blasted by toxics for years; Likely the largest fine ever levied against a wood pellet company Joint Statement from NAACP, EEECHO, Environmental Integrity Project, Southern Echo, Mississippi State Conference NAACP, Dogwood Alliance, and Cut Carbon Not Forests Coalition Mississippi regulators have fined the […]