a coalition of eco-groups whose past efforts have caused some of Canada's most powerful oil and gas companies to pull out of controversial projects abroad has turned its sights on Alberta Energy and its stake in a 500-kilometre pipeline in Ecuador.Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, the Sierra Club and the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) have launched a campaign to make Canadian investors in the multi-million-dollar pipeline nervous about the prospects for future revenue from the project.
A coalition letter recently made public condemns the pipeline as an environmental disaster and prompted the office of Alberta Energy CEO Gwyn Morgan to make an immediate telephone call to the coalition.
Greenpeace head Peter Tabuns says Canuck companies are getting antsier about being seen as eco-renegades abroad. Witness the rumblings that Talisman may be preparing to pull out of Sudan.
Company spokesperson Alan Boras did not respond to a request for comment.