When the Oilpatch Comes to Your Backyard, 2nd Edition

In November, the Pembina Institute will release the second edition of its popular book, "When the Oilpatch Comes to Your Backyard: A Citizens' Guide". Updated to reflect the many changes in government regulations since its first release in 2001, this comprehensive guide also includes new material, such as quick reference charts, checklists of issues to address before signing an agreement and new sections on coalbed methane.

As with the first edition, the guide offers easy-to-understand information on what to expect at each stage of oil and gas development. It describes ways that potential impacts on the air, land and water can be minimized, outlines the government's legal requirements when constructing wells, pipelines and facilities, and explains the role of various government boards and departments. It offers specific direction on where to find help and who to consult for more information.

Advance praise from a reviewer:

" . . an excellent document . . . concise, detailed, informative and full of reference materials to assist the public in becoming better informed."

The special price offer applies to individuals and ENGOs. There are separate prices for corporate and government purchasers, with reductions for bulk purchases.

For information about the pre-publication purchase offer, please call the Pembina Institute's Drayton Valley office at 780-542-6272 or e-mail.