Alberta energy minister likens pipeline companies to baby seals
CALGARY - Alberta's energy minister says pipeline companies are being victimized by an increasingly hostile environmental movement.
In an interview with The Canadian Press, Ron Liepert noted it wasn't long ago that the pipeline sector went largely unnoticed, but that has changed with TransCanada's (TSX:TRP) plans for the Keystone XL pipeline to ship oilsands product south through the United States.
"I think back to the good old days this pipeline business used to be sort of a sleepy, boring, unnoticed part of the industry. That's not the case anymore," Liepert said.
"I think pipelines have sort of become the baby seals of the environmental groups these days."
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