We Will Win

At Dogwood Alliance we believe in thriving communities and healthy forests. We also believe that prioritizing the health and well-being of both is our only chance for surviving the most catastrophic climate impacts, but as we work diligently towards that vision, we wonder: is it enough? With hurricanes slamming the East coast, fires overtaking the […]

Statement: Caravan Protest Polluters Amidst COVID in SC

During the spiking outbreaks of COVID-19 cases throughout South Carolina, nonprofit and community-based organizations are hosting a caravan protest at the state’s capital. Protesters will be able to show their dissent while safely social distancing in their own cars. The outcry began when ENVIVA, the world’s largest biomass wood pellet company requested a permit from […]

“Danish Climate Agreement Puts our Forests at Risk,” say environmental groups from USA and Estonia

-For immediate release- Asheville, NC, September 1st, 2020 – Today, environmental campaigners from the USA and Estonia delivered a letter to Minister Jørgensen [1], warning that the new Danish Climate Agreement fails to protect their countries’ forests and perpetuates Denmark’s contribution to climate change by allowing large-scale biomass burning to continue unabated. The groups call […]

Beware the Biomass Boom and Bust

Enviva depends on overseas sales for its product: wood pellets. However, the Dutch government is on the precipice of writing biomass out of its energy future. The Netherlands are concerned about the perverse effects of importing vast amounts of wood from overseas for combustion in coal-fired power stations, the high level of continuous subsidies involved, […]

Dogwood’s Public Comment: The Proposed Expansion of the Enviva Greenwood SC Plant

We are writing to urge the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) to deny any expansion of the wood pellet industry in South Carolina and to immediately address the environmental justice implications of this facility. We urge DHEC to address the impacts this facility would have on the climate, on South […]