No legal authority to stop South Memphis EtO emissions, Health Department says

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 09, 2023 7:23 PM CT | Published: February 09, 2023 6:50 PM CT

The Southern Environmental Law Center said that EtO pollution in Memphis justifies the use of the Shelby County health officer’s emergency powers. The health department disagreed. 


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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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