Release: Drax facility fined $2.5M for major pollution violations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February, 18, 2021 Small Mississippi town had been blasted by toxics for years; Likely the largest fine ever levied against a wood pellet company Joint Statement from NAACP, EEECHO, Environmental Integrity Project, Southern Echo, Mississippi State Conference NAACP, Dogwood Alliance, and Cut Carbon Not Forests Coalition Mississippi regulators have fined the […]

Georgia Environmental Groups Working Together

For 6 consecutive weeks in July and August our Stand4Forests Georgia team produced The Georgia Enviro Show, a first of its kind online series featuring news about the key environmental, climate, and justice issues affecting the state. Programs were hosted by Stand4Forests GA,  Georgia Forest Watch, Sierra Club Georgia, Center for a Sustainable Coast, Georgia […]

Save our Forests Group Photo

Robeson County Rises Up in Opposition to the AERP Pellet Mill

On Monday, June 22nd, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) held a virtual public hearing for a proposed Active Energy Renewable Power (AERP) black wood pellet facility in Lumberton, NC. The local community has expressed concern over the facility’s pollution, the proposed siting in a flood zone and in a predominantly Black […]

The Georgia Enviro Show

At the end of February, Georgia forest lovers from across the state came together to advocate for the #Stand4Forests resolution in the Georgia House of Representatives. This call to protect our forests and communities was assigned to the Natural Resources and Environment Committee, and, as a result of volunteers and organizational supporters meeting with key […]