Statement: Regan Needs to Act on Forests & EJ at EPA

Dogwood Alliance Statement on Michael Regan EPA confirmation hearings This afternoon, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold confirmation hearings for North Carolina Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Michael Regan, to lead the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While many environmental groups have enthusiastically supported his appointment, his […]

Statement: NC DAQ Approves Wood Pellet Mill in Lumberton, NC

The first time many of the residents of Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina, heard about plans of a company to build a polluting wood pellet facility in their neighborhood was when the NC Division of Air Quality (NC DAQ) issued an air quality permit. With just 30 days before the initially scheduled public hearing, and […]

A Pandemic of Injustice in the Rural South

Lumberton, North Carolina, in Robeson County is a microcosm of the issues we face as a nation. Business as usual marches on while we reel from a global pandemic, from wrongful murders, and from the constant onslaught of racism, climate change, and a system that continues to prioritize corporations and profit with no regard for […]

Debra David speaks at a press conference

No More Wood Pellet Plants in NC

The Coronavirus global pandemic has altered almost every aspect of our lives, and ground many things to a halt. Seemingly overnight our priorities have shifted, and our attention turned to pressing matters of our health, our finances, and our families. We are looking to our leaders to support us right now. The last thing we […]