Release: Enviva and Wood Pellet Industry Under Scrutiny in North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2018 Enviva and the Wood Pellet Industry Under Scrutiny in North Carolina Richmond County Public Hearing First Opportunity for Local Residents to Challenge a Pellet Mill in the State; Community Members Want Real Economic Opportunities, Clean Air, and Protection of Their Quality of Life, Not More Destruction   Hamlet, North […]

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.

NC Forests are Under Assault. Governor Cooper Should Help

This op-ed originally appeared in The Charlotte Observer.   Authors: Norman L. Christensen, Ph.D. & William H. Schlesinger, Ph.D. *** Today we joined over 100 scientists to send a letter to Governor Roy Cooper, urging him to address the threats posed by the wood pellet industry and to protect North Carolina’s forests. These threats include emissions of […]

Rising Up with Richmond County

Richmond County, NC needs your help right now to stop a biomass wood pellet facility. 50 acres of forests a day in North and South Carolina would be turned into pellets and then shipped to Europe to burn for electricity. The health and economic impacts would be devastating, and the community doesn’t want it. Richmond […]

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.