Environmentalists fear bill could gut Shelby’s groundwater safeguards

By , Daily Memphian Published: February 18, 2020 4:00 AM CT

Environmentalists believe a Farm Bureau bill pending in the General Assembly threatens to clip the wings of Shelby County regulations on water wells tapping into the aquifer that supplies drinking water. 


water rights Shelby County Groundwater Quality Control Board Sierra Club Protect Our Aquifer public water supply Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation
Wayne Risher

Wayne Risher

Business news reporter, 43-year veteran of print journalism, 35-year resident of Memphis, University of Georgia alumnus and proud father and spouse of University of Memphis graduates.


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