Who Is Enviva Biomass?

Enviva Biomass is the world’s largest producer of wood pellets. They make wood pellets sourced from clearcut forests across the US South. Enviva claims that pellets are a sustainable, low carbon alternative to fossil fuels. But, scientists around the world have proven that’s not true. Enviva’s wood pellets are harming forests, communities, and climate. Why […]

The Consequences of Overriding Cooper’s Farm Act Veto

This June, a fateful decision echoed through North Carolina’s House of Representatives. This set the stage for an environmental crisis with far-reaching ramifications. NC lawmakers chose to override Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of the Farm Act (SB 582). Lawmakers have opened the door for the devastation of invaluable wetlands. The Farm Act: weakens clean water laws […]

How the Debt Ceiling (2023) Bill Fast-Tracked the Harmful Mountain Valley Pipeline

This is a guest post by Aanahita Ervin, a 2023 Duke Stanback Climate Impacts Fellow. On Saturday, June 3rd, President Biden signed the debt ceiling bill to avert a default crisis. In return, this bill deepened the climate crisis. Republicans and Democrats alike are to blame for this. They preyed on a vulnerable political moment […]

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