The intensity of oil and gas activity in Alberta is increasing, with companies drilling more and more wells each year to access smaller and smaller pockets of oil and gas.
New sources of oil and gas, such as coal bed methane, often have more impacts than traditional oil and gas sources.
Pembina released the 2nd edition of its popular book, When the Oilpatch Comes to Your Backyard, to help landowners understand their rights and protect their land.
The Pembina Institute is continuing its work on coalbed methane and other unconventional sources of gas, which are expected to increase in importance. Pembina is also examining the potential impacts associated with the geological storage of carbon dioxide. Further work is underway on issues relating to the energy industry's use of water resources in Alberta.
The Institute continues to raise awareness of these issues, to negotiate for changes, and to provide advice and support to concerned citizens.