Press Release: Rising Up with Richmond County to Stop a Proposed Enviva Pellet Mill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2017 ‘Rising Up with Richmond County’ to Stop a New Proposed Enviva Wood Pellet Mill New video and petition to Governor Cooper highlights the need to protect climate, forests and the frontline community in Richmond County NC facing its latest environmental injustice Hamlet, North Carolina – The Concerned Citizens of […]

Richmond County Residents Oppose Enviva Mill and Rally for Health and Environmental Justice

On March 25th, Dogwood Alliance joined the Concerned Citizens of Richmond County for a Rally for Health and Environmental Justice. Local residents fear that the proposed Enviva wood pellet facility will bring harmful dust pollution, constant noise, dangerous truck traffic, and forest degradation. The community rallied to affirm and stand for their rights to clean air, clean water, standing forests, and strong and healthy communities.

Community Resistance: Standing against Biomass Destruction and Inequality on Blog Action Day

The biomass industry is one more instance of the corporate greed that concentrates wealth in the top 1% of our society, increasing inequality while ravaging the resources of and giving little in return to the communities that bear the consequences. On Blog Action Day 2014, Dogwood Alliance highlights and applauds the community power and resistance that is growing in opposition to biomass and calls on policy makers and biomass corporate executives to stop destroying our forests and our communities. We call on Enviva to halt destructive practices and invest in solutions that work in partnership with communities and the environment.