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Rocky legal terrain lies between Byhalia pipeline positions and reality

A move to court seems inevitable, but which court?

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 22, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: March 22, 2021 4:00 AM CT

Opponents of the oil pipeline want to keep the dispute in local and state courts. But federal courts have helped to speed up the legal process for pipeline companies. Both approaches are in play behind a blossoming opposition movement that has linked arms with past environmental struggles in the city.

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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