City leaders delay vote for Byhalia Connection Pipeline

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis city leaders delayed another vote on an ordinance that could impact the controversial proposed Byhalia Connection Pipeline.

This comes after legal questions were raised about the council’s authority when it comes to that controversial topic.

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Council heard opponents of the pipeline and Plains All American, the company that wants to bring the pipeline to Memphis.

The director of communications and government relations for Plains sent FOX13 a statement after that meeting saying they will continue to work with stakeholders and plan to use the next eight weeks to consider options outside of the currently proposed route.

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“For several months the community has been rising and speaking out asking to be protected for our drinking water source that serves over one million people with the Memphis sand aquifer to be protected for the most vulnerable communities,” said Justin Pearson with Memphis Community Against the Pipeline.

The vote is now delayed to July.