Harris backs farmers’ access to groundwater while preserving aquifer

But Farm Bureau wants more concessions

By Published: March 07, 2020 4:00 AM CT

The Shelby County mayor contends the proposed rule changes will stop “onerous” permitting requirements while still protecting the Memphis Sands Aquifer, a move he believes will stop legislation designed to undermine county rules.


Lee Harris Dolores Gresham Memphis Sands Aquifer
Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.

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