Does Enviva Clearcut Forests? The Surprising Truth

As the wood pellet industry grows across the US South, we’re asked again and again: Do Enviva or other wood pellet facilities clearcut forests? While the detailed answer is complex, the simple answer is: Yes. Enviva, Drax, and other wood pellet manufacturers ALL use wood from clearcut forests. Let’s break down where wood pellet production […]

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Release: Impacted Communities Mobilize to Stop Expansion

Impacted Communities Mobilize to Demand Governor Cooper Stop the Expansion of the Wood Pellet Industry NC DEQ Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Expansion of Enviva’s Wood Pellet Plant in Ahoskie Ahoskie, North Carolina – On August 16th, North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality held a public hearing on the draft Title […]

Postcards from Polluted Places

We’re sending Postcards from Polluted Places to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to urge him to oppose the wood pellet industry. Reverend Richie Harding lives just a few miles from the Enviva wood pellet plant in Garysburg, NC. As a Black man, a father, and a youth football coach, Richie thinks a lot about the […]

Statement: Wood Pellet Mill Stopped in Lumberton, NC

Facing immense community opposition and legal troubles, Active Energy Renewable Power (AERP) will not be moving forward with plans to operate a black wood pellet production facility in Robeson County, North Carolina. AERP announced plans to sell the site of the proposed production facility, effectively ending its plans to build the controversial wood pellet facility. […]

Introducing the Biomass Baddies Failing Forests, Climate, and Justice

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report has a glimmer of hope among the bleak warnings. The report calls for a huge shift that focuses efforts on the maintenance and growth of natural systems. Natural systems like forests. To avoid the worst, the report urges us to conserve half of the Earth’s lands. […]