A dramatic fight about a natural-gas-liquids pipeline planned to go through Kentucky is the subject of a new documentary, “The End of the Line.”
It was made by one of the activists who opposed the project, Sellus Wilder, a former Frankfort City Commissioner.
Two companies, Williams, an energy firm, and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, which handles natural gas liquids, announced plans to build the Bluegrass Pipeline about two years ago. It was to help transport natural-gas liquids from Pennsylvania drilling zones to Gulf Coast refineries.
The film started out for Wilder as a series of informational videos he made for landowners about the project at their request. But then an environmental suspense story began to unfold. Wilder partnered with the nonprofit Louisville Film Society and tried to keep up with fast-moving events. He wants the film to be a teaching tool for grassroots activism around pipeline issues.
Says Wilder, “We’re hoping that the inherent drama of the story can bring people into the information in a way that dry data doesn’t. It’s the power of storytelling.”