Enviva Northampton: A Wood Pellet Plant Harming NC Residents

The Enviva Northampton plant opened in 2013. It was one of the largest bioenergy wood pellet plants in operation at the time. We estimate that the Northampton County Enviva plant has produced 6.2 million tons of wood pellets. This has resulted in the destruction of over 149,000 acres of forest. Enviva produces wood pellets by […]

Embracing Freedom: 6 Ways to Honor the Juneteenth Spirit

Juneteenth is a special day in American history. It recognizes the end of slavery and the fight for freedom and equality. Let’s learn about Juneteenth’s history and what it means today. Let’s think about ways to capture the spirit of this important holiday. What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth began on June 19, 1865, when General Gordon […]

LGBTQ+ Pride, Respect, and Solidarity

In 2023, state legislators have introduced nearly 500 pieces of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. This is a damning and dangerous point in our nation’s history. Many of these bills target basic fundamental human rights. They seek to restrict: freedom of speech freedom of expression public education public participation bodily autonomy gender-affirming care It’s been a little more […]

Supreme Court Narrows the Scope of the Clean Water Act

On Thursday, May 25th, the Supreme Court voted to weaken the EPA’s ability to protect our nation’s critical wetlands and clean water. The Supreme Court’s decision exposes our communities to environmental injustices. The Clean Water Act protects America’s: drinking water wetlands lakes rivers Wetlands are our best protection from the worst impacts of climate change. […]

Release: Mississippi State Covers Up Drax’s Toxic Legacy

Drax Wood Pellet Mill Pollutes Residents While Mississippi State Covers It Up Impacted community leaders and environmental justice organizations call on Biden Administration. The president must take immediate action to protect community health from Drax and the wood pellet industry. Gloster, Mississippi – UK-based power company and wood pellet manufacturer, Drax, has been polluting the […]