Statement: Dogwood Alliance Response to NC Governor’s Executive Order on Climate Change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OCTOBER 29, 2018 2 PM EST Dogwood Alliance Statement in Response to Governor Cooper’s Executive Order on North Carolina’s Commitment to Address Climate Change Asheville, NC – Today, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order, “Executive Order NO. 80: North Carolina’s Commitment to Address Climate Change and Transition to a Clean Energy […]

NC Forests are Under Assault. Governor Cooper Should Help

This op-ed originally appeared in The Charlotte Observer.   Authors: Norman L. Christensen, Ph.D. & William H. Schlesinger, Ph.D. *** Today we joined over 100 scientists to send a letter to Governor Roy Cooper, urging him to address the threats posed by the wood pellet industry and to protect North Carolina’s forests. These threats include emissions of […]

Call Governor Cooper TODAY

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma are wake-up calls for all of us to boldly and seriously tackle climate change. One way to do that? Protect Southeastern natural forests now. Richmond County is already facing numerous environmental justice threats and their forests are being threatened by a wood pellet facility from Enviva. The clock is running […]

Rising Up with Richmond County

Richmond County, NC needs your help right now to stop a biomass wood pellet facility. 50 acres of forests a day in North and South Carolina would be turned into pellets and then shipped to Europe to burn for electricity. The health and economic impacts would be devastating, and the community doesn’t want it. Richmond […]