Statement: The Future of Enviva

This morning, Enviva, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood pellets, announced doubts about its survival. They shared this on their quarterly call with shareholders. The company cited: 3rd quarter losses of almost $100M bad long-term contracts operational challenges They are projecting even greater losses in the 4th quarter. Both the financial outlook and the company’s […]

Statement: Wood Pellet Mill Stopped in Lumberton, NC

Facing immense community opposition and legal troubles, Active Energy Renewable Power (AERP) will not be moving forward with plans to operate a black wood pellet production facility in Robeson County, North Carolina. AERP announced plans to sell the site of the proposed production facility, effectively ending its plans to build the controversial wood pellet facility. […]

Statement: Victory for Forests in the Southern US & Climate in Ireland

The Irish planning board’s decision sends a powerful signal to EU member states that burning imported wood pellets is not a climate solution. Yesterday afternoon, an Irish power plant that was the subject of heavy environmental criticism was refused permission to begin burning biomass by An Bord Pleanála, a court that has national oversight over […]

Release: Chatham County Unanimously Passes Resolution Protecting Climate & Forests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 23, 2017                       Georgia’s Chatham County Commission Unanimously Passes Resolution Protecting Climate and Forests #Stand4Forests Campaign Launches in Georgia as County Commissioners Show True Leadership and Call on Other State and Local Leaders to Do the Same Savannah, GA – The Chatham County Commission has unanimously passed what is thought to […]

Build a Better Future for Southern Forests

We must build a lasting legacy for our children. Together we will push back the industries that threaten our forests, and over the coming decades, we will secure the protection of millions of acres across the South, protection that values the clean air and water, climate stabilization, flood control and wildlife that standing, living forests provide.