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. 

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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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