Memphis City Council to vote on future of Byhalia Pipeline

Memphis City Council to vote on future of Byhalia Pipeline
Byhalia Pipeline protest (Source: WMC)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - On Tuesday, the Memphis City Council will once again discuss a controversial construction project in Memphis.

However, those against the line are concerned about it being built above the Memphis sand aquifer which provides drinking water to thousands.

Over the weekend, protesters gathered against the Byhalia Pipeline in Alonza Weaver Park. They say the ordinance is a step in the right direction.

Memphis city council set to vote on Byhalia Pipeline ordinace Tuesday

“Their leaders have begun to step up. City Council is going to pass this ordinance, and we’re going to put another barrier in the way of the pipeline,” said Jim Kovarik, Protest our Aquifer Executive Director.

The ordinance would set up a review board which would require any company wanting to install a pipeline near the Memphis Sand Aquifer to have a plan that would adhere to certain guidelines.

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