State Senator Graig Meyer
For several years now, fossil fuel interests have been attempting to construct a pipeline that would transport fracked natural gas from West Virginia, down through Virginia, and possibly into North Carolina. And as NC Newsline has reported in depth, the Mountain Valley Pipeline (and the proposed North Carolina extension known as MVP Southgate) raise a host of environmental concerns.
At present, the pipeline appears – after a series of congressional and judicial interventions – to be back on again and this has caused State Senator Graig Meyer of Caswell, Orange and Person counties to join with some other lawmakers in speaking out strongly against the plan. And recently, NC Newsline caught up with the senator to learn more about why he’s concerned, as well as to get an update on the latest developments in the Legislative Building, where the 2023 session continues to list along with no end in sight.
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