Biomass Fight Rages on in Adel, GA

Our tale begins with a story we’ve all heard: corporations with unlimited resources steamrolling the residents of a small, rural town. The villain? A wolf in sheep’s clothing. They call themselves the Renewable Biomass Group (Biomass), and they thought it would be easy to bring their noisy, dirty wood pellet biomass plant to the frontline […]

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Where is Governor Cooper on Biomass?

Where is NC Governor Cooper when it comes to protecting our forests and rural communities from the destructive wood pellet biomass industry? That was the big question at the Where’s Cooper press conference and demonstration on May 26th. Despite the pandemic, demonstrators showed up to put public pressure on Governor Cooper and his administration to […]

Industrial Logging and the Wood Pellet Industry Hurt Us All

For most of us, especially folks living in the South, we see industrial air and water pollution expanding. We feel the negative health, environmental sustainability, and economic impacts across the region and beyond. Unfortunately, most policy makers haven’t gotten the memo. Why else would we continue to see the expansion of polluting, extractive industries like […]

How We’ll Get Through This Together

In the Fall of 2008, I was serving as the Development Director for a small, tuition-free middle school for girls in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood when the bottom of the US economy dropped out. As a tuition-free school, programs were funded almost entirely through grants and private donations. In my previous ten years in fundraising, I’d […]

Major News Series Exposes the Biomass Controversy

2020 kicked off with important, major coverage of the wood pellet industry in two major North Carolina papers, the Raleigh News & Observer and the Durham Herald Sun. On the heels of our campaign victory achieved in the NC Clean Energy Plan in November, this is another significant break-through on biomass in North Carolina. These […]