Lawmakers consider wetlands compromise ‘too important not to get right’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 06, 2024 9:46 PM CT | Published: February 06, 2024 4:35 PM CT

Half of the state’s wetlands — often described as “earth’s kidneys — could be deregulated under a new proposal, but lawmakers are looking at a compromise that would take wetlands’ size and quality into account.


Rep. Kevin Vaughan wetlands George Nolan Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Southern Environmental Law Center
Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer

Keely Brewer is a Report for America corps member covering environmental impacts on communities of color in Memphis. She is working in partnership with the Ag & Water Desk, a sustainable reporting network aimed at telling water and agriculture stories across the Mississippi River Basin.


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