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Byhalia Pipeline

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With national attention on the proposed Byhalia pipeline mounting, a trio of Memphis environmental advocacy groups and the Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit Thursday against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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On one side of the Byhalia pipeline battle: Fossil fuel companies' clout. Squaring off against Big Oil: Black families fighting to protect their health, homes, loved ones and land.
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The proposed Byhalia Connection pipeline, a joint venture of Plains All American Pipeline and the Valero Energy Corp., set off an environmental justice movement that's picked up steam in Memphis and around the country, as Black families from southwest Memphis square off with Big Oil.
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An 800-gallon leak of crude oil and 10-pound release of benzene, a chemical compound the World Health Organization classifies as carcinogenic, occurred in January 2020 near the planned destination of the Byhalia pipeline.

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