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Nooze Hounds: An Environmental Disaster in Huntersville

Episode 46

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Stacy Phillips (left) and Hannah Stephens came on Nooze Hounds to discuss the environmental disaster that was the Colonial Pipeline gas spill in Huntersville. (Photo by Justin LaFrancois)

On episode 46 of the Nooze Hounds podcast, Justin and Ryan talk to Hannah Stephens, an activist with the Sunrise Movement’s Charlotte hub; and Stacy Phillips, Huntersville Town Board commissioner and second-time Nooze Hounds guest. The group discusses the 1.2-million-gallon Colonial Pipeline spill that was discovered in Huntersville last year, an environmental disaster that was the biggest gas spill in North Carolina’s history.


They talk about issues with transparency throughout the process, what the spill means for Huntersville, and how it compares to other environmental disasters around the country. They also discuss the larger issues around climate change, including the Civilian Climate Corps Act, part of a larger infrastructure plan that’s being negotiated in Congress at the moment.

They also fit in a little discussion around resources for our homeless neighbors during the recent heat wave, which is just what summer is now. And for a really off-the-rails conversation, Justin dives into why there are some ways you should never ingest magic mushrooms.  

You can read Queen City Nerve’s recent cover story about the Colonial Pipeline gas spill here

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