Groups urge government to disclose subsidies to Drax, BC’s largest wood pellet producer

New CCPA research shows the province's wood pellet industry is sending forests and forest industry jobs up in smoke with the help of an undisclosed amount of subsidies to UK-based industry giant Drax.

A forest industry union, conservation and public policy organizations, including CCPA-BC, are urging the BC government to immediately disclose how many logs from publicly owned forests are turned directly into wood pellets at mills owned by the Drax, BC’s biggest wood pellet maker, as well as disclose the total subsidies to logging operations that supply the corporation’s plants in BC.

Read the full news release here.