Out of the pipeline: The city’s water movement and how it evolved

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 12, 2021 9:11 PM CT | Published: July 11, 2021 4:00 AM CT

The Byhalia Connection Pipeline is over but a burgeoning environmental movement, with the city’s underground water aquifer at its center, remains. The road to that movement began with the rise of the city’s new activism several years ago, with some unexpected twists and turns along the way.

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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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