Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How Biomass Energy Has Become the New Coal

Trees, Trash, and Toxics: How Biomass Energy Has Become the New Coal, by Mary S. Booth, Partnership for Policy Integrity

Failed investment in biomass calls industry into question

Failed investment in biomass calls industry into question: Bad news for biomass industry: failed investment marks a sobering conclusion to annual industry event in Florida

Joint Press release by Biofuelwatch, Dogwood Alliance and Global Justice Ecology Project

Letter to EPA by US environmental and community groups about federal permitting for biomass plants

Letter by US environmental  and community groups in 23 US states to the EPA: Federal Permitting of Bioenergy Facilities

Enviva’s Wood Pellet Mill in Ahoskie, North Carolina Threatens Endangered Ecosystems and Wildlife

Enviva’s Wood Pellet Mill in Ahoskie, North Carolina Threatens Endangered Ecosystems and Wildlife, NRD and Dogwood Alliance report

Week of Protests Against GE Trees at US Industry Conference

getrees

Credits: Langelle Photography

A week of protests is underway against the International Tree Biotechnology 2013 conerence in Asheville, North Carolina, from 25th May to 1st June. ArborGen, one of the conference sponsors, wants to commercially sell millions of GE eucalyptus trees in seven southern US states from South Carolina to Texas. Eucalyptus trees are a documented invasive species and are explosively flammable. The US Forest Service reports they will use twice the water of native trees. ArborGen claims GE trees can be used for climate change mitigation. The groups protesting the conference say GE trees are a false solution to climate change and will actually worsen it.

+ Press release about the protests by the Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered (GE) Trees, Global Justice Ecology Project, Earth First!, Dogwood Alliance, Biofuelwatch, Global Forest Coalition, REAL Cooperative

+ Article by Rachel Smolker: Genetically Engineered Trees and Glowing Synthetic Plants? No Thanks

Opponents of genetically engineered (GE) trees join March Against Monsanto

Opponents of genetically engineered (GE) trees join March Against Monsanto

Joint press release by Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered (GE) Trees, Global Justice Ecology Project, Earth First!, Dogwood Alliance, Biofuelwatch, Global Forest Coalition, REAL Cooperative

U.S. public overwhelmingly rejects genetically engineered trees

U.S. public overwhelmingly rejects genetically engineered trees, Joint Press Release by Global Justice Ecology Project, Biofuelwatch and Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees

Congressional Briefing on Biomass Incinerators and Human Health

Congressional Briefing on Biomass Incinerators and Human Health    

Sponsored by Save America’s Forests, with presentations by:

+ Rachel Smolker, Biofuelwatch:  Air Pollution and Other Waste Emitted from Biomass Incinerators

+ William Sammons, M.D. • Biomass Incinerators and Ultrafine Particles

+ Norma Kreilein, M.D.     • Air Pollution Effects on Human Health – Children and the Inflammation Response

+William Blackley, M.D.   • Biomass Incinerators and Dioxin

Please click here to download presentations.

Community group against biomass plant wins award

Toxics Action Center issues environmental leadership awards to local groups opposed to Springfield biomass plant

Vermont biomass working group recommendations threatens Forests

Vermont Biomass Working Group Recommendations Threaten Public Health, Forests, Climate and Clean Energy Future. Joint press release by Biofuelwatch and Massachusetts Forest Watch