LUCB decision could make Shelby County pipeline ‘impossible’

Pipeline company says setback conflicts with state law

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 08, 2021 2:41 PM CT | Published: April 08, 2021 1:06 PM CT

The Land Use Control Board is recommending a setback requirement for oil pipelines built in Shelby County. It remains legally questionable whether the requirement could be applied to the controversial Byhalia Connection pipeline project.


Byhalia Connection Pipeline Land Use Control Board
Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay’s 27-year journalism career has taken him to many newspapers in four states. However, he had never returned to work in any of the other cities where he had been before until the opportunity to report for the Daily Memphian presented itself. He covers business for the Daily Memphian.