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 […]

New Maps Show 1.9 Million Acres At Risk From Enviva Lucedale

Wetland forests span 35 million acres across the US South, as both majestic, long stretching swamps and simple buffers around our rivers and streams. Wetland forests provide nearby towns and cities with clean water, flood prevention, and recreational opportunities. New maps released by the Wetland Forest Initiative identify wetland forests in need of conservation by […]

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Our Movement is Growing and Not Going Away

If you’re like me, the endless expansion of Enviva — the world’s largest wood pellet producer — gives you a sense of deja vu, the eerie feeling that we’ve all been here before. That’s because Enviva is waging a relentless attack on our forests, communities, and our climate. When there’s a threat to forests and […]

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Why We’re Striking for Climate

Today is the Global Climate Strike, and millions around the world will walk out of their schools, workplaces, and homes to rally together and demand climate justice for all. Dogwood Alliance has shut our office for the day, and our team members will be joining climate strikers in Asheville, Raleigh, Savannah, and Seattle. We’re striking […]

Logging in North Carolina is a Climate Emergency

Forests give us so many reasons to celebrate. They supply us with clean air and water, offer shade and peace on a hot summer day, and they provide habitat for a vast variety of species of plants and animals. Forests are also a critical climate solution, storing enormous amounts of carbon in their trees and […]

Does clean energy mean clearcutting bottomland hardwood forests?