Industrial Logging and the Wood Pellet Industry Hurt Us All

For most of us, especially folks living in the South, we see industrial air and water pollution expanding. We feel the negative health, environmental sustainability, and economic impacts across the region and beyond. Unfortunately, most policy makers haven’t gotten the memo. Why else would we continue to see the expansion of polluting, extractive industries like […]

Statement: Outrage as Mississippi DEQ Approves Permit for World’s Largest Pellet Mill

Joint Statement from NAACP, EEECHO (Mississippi), Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), Healthy Gulf, Mississippi State Climate Reality Project, The People’s Justice Council and Dogwood Alliance in response to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Approving the Permit for World’s Largest Pellet Mill  The people of Mississippi were dealt a tremendous injustice at the meeting of the […]

Speaking Truth to Power in the Gulf South

The Gulf South is home to some of the most beautiful and unique forests in the country, particularly wetland forests, and the people who live here are as strong and vibrant as the forests they rely on. The Gulf is one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the United States and also a global […]

Standing Forests

Planting trees and stopping deforestation are two of the best ways to protect life on the planet. This is a crosspost from the Eureka Springs Independent by Dr. Luis Contreras. You can view the original here. Luis publishes a weekly column in the paper, and from time to time we will share them here. We need to emit […]

Photo of Emily in Baton Rouge

Gearing Up For a Big Fight in Mississippi

The US South is home to some of the most beautiful and important forests in the world. They provide us with clean air and water, protect us from storms and flooding, and are homes to unique plants and animals. Our forests are a special part of our cultural heritage. But our Southern forests are also […]