Al Gore: Memphis should stop the reckless, racist ripoff that is the Byhalia pipeline

On Tuesday, when the Memphis City Council votes on an ordinance to protect the city’s pristine water supply, it will be choosing between the future health and well-being of Memphis and the future profits of two Texas oil companies trying to seize the property of Black citizens in Southwest Memphis to transport $9 billion of crude oil per year from the fracking fields in Texas to tankers in Louisiana for export.

There are three reasons why the Council should vote to protect Memphis’s people and drinking water, despite the objections of the pipeline companies: (1) it is reckless; (2) it is racist; and (3) it is a rip-off.

To read the rest of Al Gore’s op-ed on the Byhalia Pipeline, visit the Commercial Appeal’s website.