The US Must Cut Emissions Not Forests

In the last two years across the US, extreme weather linked to climate change has left thousands dead and cost tens of billions of dollars, disproportionately impacting the elderly, children, the poor, and people of color. By all scientific accounts, it’s going to get worse. How much worse depends entirely on the rate and extent […]

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 […]

A Big Thank You To Terrapin Beer

We were lucky enough to hang out in the cool town of Athens, GA with other like-minded folks who were eager to learn more about how they can protect the forests in their backyard. This year, even more so, because three new wood pellet mills are proposed in and around the Athens area, which would clearcut Georgia forests, turn them into pellets, and either ship them to Europe to be burned for electricity OR burn them right here in the South.