US forest destruction for UK power stations: Public meeting 14/3

Image: Dogwood AllianceWhat’s actually happening in US forests?  Two United States landowners are coming to the UK on March 14th to share with us their stories of the destruction of forests in North Carolina. 

This event is an opportunity to meet with Jack Spruill & Terri Moffat, who are forest campaigners from the southern US.  We have the opportunity to listen to their experiences and discuss how we can best come together to stop forest destruction, which is inextricably linked to UK biomass power stations.  Biofuelwatch will host an open discussion on what can we do about this and hopefully, attendees will be able to begin the process of taking action on the serious issue of US forest destruction.

Please do come along and join us for this free event at SOAS, University of London, on the 14 March, at 7-9 pm, in room 4426.

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Space is limited:  Please email to book

Venue Info:

This venue has full disability access.

The closest tube is Russell Square

Enter the main SOAS building from Russell Square

Take lift or stairs to the 4th floor – Room 4426,

Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H  0XG

More details:

This evening is open to all who wish to find out more about the biomass chain of destruction, a chain that begins in US forests and burns up in UK power stations.  There will be talks, discussion and a short film, hosted by two US activists and Biofuelwatch.

Jack Spruill of the Spruill Farm conservation Project and Terri Moffat who is a landowner, clinical Psychologist and University Professor from North Carolina.

Terri and Jack discovered that Enviva, are actively targeting landowners and inviting them to sell their forests for sustainable biomass.  The forest clear cutting is going right down to the waterways and impacting on creeks, rivers and waterways, creating devastating ecological impacts across the landscape.

“What used to be an area of beautiful rural natural beauty has now been turned into a wasteland – we really need help.”  said Terri

Together we can #AxeDrax and put the coffin out for future UK biomass projects.  Please do come along to this one off meeting, meet the US campaigners who have travelled to the UK to ask us to engage with these serious issues and let’s see if we can be a part of something that creates lasting change and halts forest destruction intended to feed the growing appetite of the UK biomass industry.