New data reveals shocking scale of planned forest biomass industry growth

Threat map report shows biomass industry set to increase 250% in next decade – threatening both the fight against climate change and forests globally MEDIA RELEASE | For Immediate Release (November 29, 2018) – There is a new and growing threat to the world’s forests, people and climate: the biomass energy industry, touted as a […]

Release: Enviva and Wood Pellet Industry Under Scrutiny in North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2018 Enviva and the Wood Pellet Industry Under Scrutiny in North Carolina Richmond County Public Hearing First Opportunity for Local Residents to Challenge a Pellet Mill in the State; Community Members Want Real Economic Opportunities, Clean Air, and Protection of Their Quality of Life, Not More Destruction   Hamlet, North […]

Enough is Enough: No More NC Forest Destruction

Our message to the NC Department of Environmental Quality was clear: It is time to pump the brakes on the wood pellet industry. Enviva must halt expansion and install the air quality controls the community deserves.

Forests are the Heroes We Need

The Southern US contains about 2% of the world’s forests but produces over a fifth of the world’s timber products. Therefore, we have a particularly important charge to protect the forests & communities that depend on them from industrial forest practices. Earlier this month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report on […]

The Forest Products Industry’s Destructive Climate Legacy

Southern forests are a crucial component in protecting our communities from the worst impacts of climate change and ensuring a safer world for future generations. Our forests protect coastal communities from storm surges and rising sea levels; they limit the intensity of flooding and are the best way to store and sequester carbon, limiting the […]

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