Residents rally online against Byhalia Connection

By , Daily Memphian Published: February 16, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Justin Pearson, co-founder of Memphis Community Against the Pipeline, which is leading the fight against the Byhalia Connection pipeline, prays at the grave of his great-grandmother at Mount&nbsp; Pisgah Baptist Church. Mount Pisgah is across the street from where the pipeline will run.</strong> <strong>&ldquo;This is all of Memphis&rsquo; fight, not just southwest Memphis or South Memphis,&rdquo; Pearson said Monday, Feb. 15.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Justin Pearson, co-founder of Memphis Community Against the Pipeline, which is leading the fight against the Byhalia Connection pipeline, prays at the grave of his great-grandmother at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. Mount Pisgah is across the street from where the pipeline will run. “This is all of Memphis’ fight, not just southwest Memphis or South Memphis,” Pearson said Monday, Feb. 15. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen and two City Council members were among those who gathered for the online rally against the proposed pipeline. 

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Byhalia Connection Boxtown Memphis City Council
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.


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