_News Talk 770
Wiebo Ludwig, has died at the age of 70 after a battle with esophageal cancer. Ludwig's son Josh confirmed his father's death. Ludwig was a central figure in the debate over the oil and gas industry in Northern Alberta. In April 2000 Ludwig was convicted of bombing a Suncor well site near his home. He was also found guilty of sabotaging a Norcen Energy well and counselling with an RCMP informant to possess explosives. Ludwig maintained that the health of his family and livestock were affected by sour gas wells near his property in Northern Alberta.