Enviva issued a statement that on August 20, the day of a public hearing concerning its plant at Northampton (Garysburg, NC,) two individuals claiming to be Danish reporters followed a logging truck from a job site around Clayton, NC to Enviva’s Sampson facility, some 50 miles away. The two made their way onto Enviva’s property briefly to take photos and film. They were addressed and dismissed by Enviva staff. The individuals were driving a van with South Carolina plates.
“This is not the first time that unwanted ‘journalists’ have ventured to an Enviva entrance. I expect it will not be the last,” comments Chris Brown, Community Relations Manager for Enviva.”I wanted to share as a heads up for wood dealers, loggers and others in the forest products industry who might want to take precautions for daily operations and closing down a job site in the evening.”