The following is a guest post from the Dogwood Alliance’s Scot Quaranda. mk
We thought you might be interested in our new video…
Dogwood Alliance is proud to release our investigative video Our Forests Aren’t Fuel: Injustice in Northampton
While Southern wetlands are going Up in Smoke so European Governments can meet their renewable energy targets, our forests and communities are hit the hardest. From Virginia to Florida, along the Mississippi River and throughout the South the negative impact on our communities has become clearer every day, and the Injustice in NorthamptonCounty in northeastern North Carolina is no different.
Residents in this rural community close to the Enviva Northampton plant now face 24/7 extreme noise and lights, dust that coats cars, buildings and lungs in just a few minutes of exposure, along with dangerous, heavy truck traffic. The Northampton community quickly rallied and are working with Dogwood Alliance and Clean Water For North Carolina to bring the attention of local officials to the conditions that Enviva forces them to live with every day.
For more information on the Our Forests Aren’t Fuel campaign visit here.
To read more about the situation in Northampton and how locals are fighting back visit here.