Flanagan South Pipeline Project

Bill Knight – December 4
6:33 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Pumping Crude Oil Through the Tri States

The Iowa Utilities Board is holding a series of informational meetings this month to discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline Project. An estimated 350 people showed up this week at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Fort Madison, including representatives from the environmental group "100 Grannies for a Livable Future."
Credit Abby Wendle

Illinoisans disappointed because the U.S. Senate didn’t pass the Keystone XL pipeline measure letting multi-national corporations bring tar-sand Canadian oil down through the Great Plains above major water sources to get crude to refineries to export: Take heart. Another pipeline is planning to plow through 12 Illinois counties after digging up Iowa and the Dakotas.

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Whereabouts Unknown
12:08 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Search for Pipeliner’s Body Continues

Juan Bustamante on right.
Credit courtesy of Macomb Police Department

Police spent the past couple days searching a landfill north of Macomb and several dumpsters along the right-of-way to the Flanagan South pipeline project, but to no avail.

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Motive Unknown
11:43 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Pipeline Employee Kills Co-Worker; Takes Own Life

Jose Busto-Bravo, aka Francisco Villa
Credit courtesy of Macomb Police Department

Macomb police said one of the pipeline workers missing since Thursday was captured in Aurora, Colorado, then hanged himself after telling police where his co-worker’s body might be found.

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Pipeline Workers
12:07 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Macomb Police Searching for Missing Men

Juan Bustamante
Credit courtesy of Macomb Police Department

Two men who were living in Macomb while working on construction of the Flanagan South oil pipeline have been reported missing.

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Flanagan Pipeline
2:26 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Flowing Fuels: Monitoring Illinois Pipelines

Construction of Flanagan South Pipeline in Livingston County, Illinois

Originally published on Thu November 7, 2013 6:11 am

We wrap-up our series on "Flowing Fuels" with a look at who is responsible for inspecting pipelines in Illinois. 

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Flanagan Pipeline
2:04 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Flowing Fuels: New Pipeline Carries Oil, Brings Lawsuits

Jenna Dooley WNIJ

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 9:24 am

Construction is underway on a new oil pipeline that will carry Canadian oil across several states. The line will begin in Illinois. 

In this report, you'll hear about the potential benefits and concerns with the project.

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Tar Sands Oil
6:30 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Lawsuit Over Multi-State Pipeline

Tar sand as it comes from the ground
Credit awarmerworld.com

A St. Louis-based environmental group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to provide information about a multi-state oil pipeline project that would go through west central Illinois.

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