For far too long extractive industries have disrupted and degraded communities across the Southern U.S. From coal and oil to dangerous pipelines and industrial logging, our quality of life, local economies, and natural world are being sacrificed to the detriment of many for the benefit of a few.
The emerging biomass industry, led by companies such as Enviva and Drax, is adding fuel to this fire (pun intended!). The biomass industry is clearcutting our forests – we’ve proved it and went on tour to stop it. On June 15th our team of Dogwood Alliance forest defenders left our home base in Asheville, NC on the Save Our Southern (SOS) Forests Tour. We took to the road with a mission to raise awareness and equip communities across the South to challenge the destructive biomass industry and send a clear message to decision-makers that our forests aren’t fuel.