These educational videos are supplementary to our documentary film From the Pipeline, created to provide more information about specific topics mentioned in the film. They expand upon the Flanagan South and its impact in Missouri by including additional interview footage not seen in the film. Learn more about The History of the Flanagan South, Legality of the Flanagan South, Missouri Landowner Coalition, Ecological Impact: Potential Spills & Water Quality, Ecological Impact: Land, Economic Impact: Farmland, Economic Impact: Missouri Towns, and In the Shadow of the Keystone.
The History of the Flanagan South
In 2013, Canadian company Enbridge began construction on the Flanagan South, a tar sands pipeline that extends across 600 miles from Illinois through Missouri and Kansas to Oklahoma. Built along the same course as the 60 year old Spearhead crude oil pipeline, the Flanagan South will pump hundreds of thousands of barrels of tar sands a day when it is completed in mid-2014.
In the Shadow of the Keystone XL
While the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline (built by TransCanada) has faced years of public opposition, the Flanagan South and other comparable tar sands pipelines across the United States have not achieved the same level of awareness. Only slightly smaller than the Keystone XL in terms of petroleum product transported, the Flanagan South crosses four states and stretches for 600 miles. A few Missourians impacted by the pipeline speak about the Flanagan South and what it feels like to stand in the shadow of the Keystone XL and why.