Activists saved Overton Park; now they just may stop a pipeline

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 19, 2021 2:47 PM CT | Published: April 19, 2021 4:00 AM CT

Two women are leading the effort to stop Byhalia Pipeline from running its crude oil through South Memphis neighborhoods. The fight is reminiscent of the battle won decades ago by women who stopped a freeway from running through Overton Park.


Byhalia Pipeline Overton Park Supreme Court Memphis Community Against the Pipeline Citizens to Preserve Overton Park Kathy Robinson Kizzy Jones Scott Crosby Justin J. Pearson Charlie Newman Anona Stoner Sunshine Kidd
Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.