The popularization of the use of wood pellets, sometimes referred to as bioenergy or wood biomass, is the result of the oftentimes well-intentioned, desperate need to get global warming below 1.5C in accordance with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. But the hazardous and toxic manufacturing of wood pellets has proven to be a clear cut case of environmental injustice by wood biomass industries, mostly locating their operations in close proximities of low income and/or communities of color.
We're calling on state environmental regulatory agencies, Administrator Michael Regan of the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Congress, and President Joseph Biden to call for an immediate investigation into the decimation of our valuable forestry and an immediate moratorium on the hazardous, toxic manufacturing of wood pellets.
Read the full resolution approved by the Board of Directors in October 2021.
- Resolution in Opposition to Wood Pellets Manufacturing and Use of Wood-Bioenergy