Sen. Graig Meyer on the MVP pipeline dispute and the need for a sustainable energy future

By: - August 7, 2023 11:20 am

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.

Stream and subscribe | Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts

Our stories may be republished online or in print under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. We ask that you edit only for style or to shorten, provide proper attribution and link to our web site. Please see our republishing guidelines for use of photos and graphics.

Clayton Henkel
Clayton Henkel

Communications Coordinator Clayton Henkel manages the NC Newsline website and daily newsletter, while also producing daily audio commentaries and the weekly News and Views radio program/podcast.