Pipeline plans burst
After developers assumed they’d easily build a new crude oil pipeline through predominantly Black neighborhoods in southwest Memphis, residents in the path of the Byhalia Pipeline forced them to think twice. Working with community members and local groups, together we pushed back against the project using community organizing, legal advocacy, and unwavering determination. In July, project backers announced the pipeline’s cancellation.
Even without the pipeline, the work to protect Memphis’ water supply and right a long history of environmental injustice continues.