As the wood pellet industry grows across the South, Enviva targets Alabama and Mississippi for future expansion

Enviva opened its second company built plant in Northampton County in 2013. Photo courtesy of Dogwood Alliance.

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The company is building facilities producing significantly larger quantities of wood pellets for export through a deep water marine port and storage silo currently under construction in Pasagoula, Mississippi. In each state, the company's pitch remains the same: jobs and economic development. 

"They go into these low wealth communities, promise opportunity, and a lot of residents bite on it," said Rev. Michael Malcom, executive director of Alabama Interfaith Power and Light.

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Source: Scalawag

 

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