Southern Communities Demand Change from the EU

On the evening of October 23rd, the European Union Parliament’s Environmental Committee met to vote on the Renewable Energy Directive. When it came time to determine the future of subsidies for the continued burning of whole trees for energy, members of European Parliament sided with the biomass industry and ignored the conservation community, science, and, […]

NC Legislative Black Caucus Listens to Richmond County Concerns

On September 26th, representatives from the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus attended a Listening Panel in Dobbins Heights to hear comments on the proposed Enviva Wood Pellet Facility. Representative Garland Pierce (District 48), Representative Kelly Alexander (District 107), and Legislative Aide Michael Wilson (Representative Chaz Beasley, District 92) attended the Listening Panel. Rep. Garland Pierce, […]

It’s About Time Somebody Stood Up

Southern forests and communities are in danger. Enviva, the world’s largest pellet producer, wants to build its fourth wood pellet facility in the state of NC and clearcut nearly 50 acres of forest every day. The community that Enviva wants to build in, Richmond County, doesn’t want the facility and are raising their voices to […]

It's time to rise up

Call Governor Cooper TODAY

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma are wake-up calls for all of us to boldly and seriously tackle climate change. One way to do that? Protect Southeastern natural forests now. Richmond County is already facing numerous environmental justice threats and their forests are being threatened by a wood pellet facility from Enviva. The clock is running […]