Release: Where’s Governor Cooper on Forests & Justice?

Where’s Governor Cooper on Forests and Environmental Justice? Frontline Community Leaders and Environmental Groups Hold Press Conference and Rally at the Legislature; Call on Governor Cooper to Halt the Further Expansion of the Wood Pellet Industry in the State Because it Harms Our Forests, Climate, and Communities Raleigh (May 26, 2021) – Where does Governor […]

Release: Public Comment Period Closes on Genetically Engineered Chestnut

Groups Across North America Oppose Release of Genetically Engineered Trees  New York – On Oct. 19th the initial public comment period by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the petition for deregulation of Darling 58 genetically engineered (GE or genetically modified) American Chestnut closed. Historically, there has been strong public opposition to GE […]

Release: Groups Urge Senator Udall to Clean Up His Renewable Energy Bill

A coalition of regional and national environmental groups expressed dismay that the proposal unveiled earlier today by Senator Tom Udall to create a national “Renewable Energy Standard” would provide subsidies for polluting and inefficient wood-burning power plants. The groups included Arise for Social Justice, Center for Biological Diversity, Dogwood Alliance, John Muir Project, Food & […]