ConocoPhillips Shareholders Show Strong Support for Tar Sands Proposal
BOSTON – May 14, 2009. ConocoPhillips shareholders demonstrated even stronger support this year than last for a shareholder proposal calling for the company to fully account for the environmental impact of its tar sands operations. Over thirty percent (30.54%) of shareholders voted in support, compare to last year’s vote of 27.5%. The “yes” vote represented approximately $12.8 billion in share value. Shareholders owning $7.2 billion in value abstained. The proposal, filed by Trillium Asset Management Corporation (“Trillium”), Green Century Capital Management (“Green Century”), First Affirmative Financial Network and Walden Asset Management called for an independent committee of the Board to prepare a report “on the environmental damage that would result from the company’s expanding oil sands operations in the Canadian boreal forest.”
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