NGO campaign in Southern US

NGOs campaign against energy use of Southern U.S. forests

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 ecological, 2 social, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords American South, pellet
Start date 2013
End date
Reason(s) for conflict Increased pellet production in Southern U.S. Protest against energy use of forests.
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Dogwood Alliance have launched Our Forests Aren’t Fuel to raise awareness of an alarming and rapidly-growing practice of logging forests and burning the trees as fuel to generate electricity. It is made to bring attention of the industry.
Barriers for dialogue active position of the NGOs to stop burning forests for electricity production
Forums for dialogue open dialog and discussion with expression of opinion
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation the independent calculation of positive and negative consequences of burning the forests and bringing the results to the table