Rocky Mount — Members of Preserve Franklin are outraged at the lack of response and frustrated by the lack of interest shown from Franklin County’s Board of Supervisors.

All but one member of the board has ignored Preserve Franklin speakers who have shared, for months, a wealth of research concerning the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the group said.

At each board meeting, only one presenter is allowed to speak and is allotted three minutes.

Ronnie Thompson, the Boone District supervisor, has exclusively shown his support for Preserve Franklin.

Thompson attended several of the grassroots group’s monthly meetings and was even on a discussion panel to help answer questions about local concerns.

Tuesday is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s deadline for receiving comments on the Mountain Valley Pipeline project.

Preserve Franklin’s efforts in reaching out to the Franklin County Board of Supervisors for support is to ask for help in requesting an extension of the 90-day scoping period and additional public hearings since there was not one held in Franklin County.

Preserve Franklin will hold an awareness rally and protest Tuesday immediately before the board of supervisors’ meeting in front of the Franklin County Administration Building on State Road 40 at 1 p.m.

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