Enough is Enough: No More NC Forest Destruction

Our message to the NC Department of Environmental Quality was clear: It is time to pump the brakes on the wood pellet industry. Enviva must halt expansion and install the air quality controls the community deserves.

Forests are the Heroes We Need

The Southern US contains about 2% of the world’s forests but produces over a fifth of the world’s timber products. Therefore, we have a particularly important charge to protect the forests & communities that depend on them from industrial forest practices. Earlier this month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report on […]

The Power of the Grassroots

I spent the first year of my Environmental Management Masters program at Duke University learning about the theories and practices of community-based environmental management. I discussed the benefits of asset mapping and potential problems with the word “empowerment.” I thought about how to most effectively work with and support communities and had some practice doing […]

Hood Hugger Tour by Pengfei Ye

This summer Dogwood Alliance new staff and interns arrived at Stephens Lee Recreation Center, excited to start the Hood Huggers International Driving Tour.

Dirty Deception: Enviva’s Shocking Pattern of Air Quality Violations

For years, the industrial-scale wood pellet industry has been allowed to expand unchecked in the Southern U.S. While the negative impacts of burning wood pellets on our climate have been well documented, new research highlights another troubling aspect of this dirty industry: harmful pollution made worse by an shocking pattern of violations.

This deceptive industry, led by Enviva, that claims to be clean and green is emitting not only millions of tons of greenhouse gases, but also tons of soot, smog-forming agents, and other harmful air pollutants, endangering nearby communities.