Nikki is an analyst for the Pembina Institute, based out of Edmonton and focused on responsible fossil fuel development. As a graduate with distinction from the University of Alberta’s Environmental Studies program, she joined the Institute in 2015 to aid in the completion of the Landowner’s Guide to Oil and Gas Development. Since then she has taken an interest in topics concerning impacts of oil and gas development on Albertans, and participation in environmental decision making.
Nikki is passionate about biking in almost every form (although she’s ambivalent about road bikes), and in her spare time she has attempted to teach herself guitar, ukulele and fiddle.
Nikki Way's Recent Publications
As almost all woodland caribou ranges much less than 50% intact, the Alberta government has its work cut out for it. According to Environment Canada, caribou in Alberta are unlikely or very unlikely to be self-sustaining, due to high levels of habitat disturbance from oil and gas activity.
The oil and gas industry and its related services have almost tripled in size, there is a new energy regulator, and new extraction methods have changed Albertans’ relationship with their oil and gas neighbours. So we've released the Landowners’ Guide to Oil and Gas Development.
Alberta’s energy development landscape is a maze of regulations and complex relationships. This guide provides advice on negotiating the best relationship possible between industry representatives who live and breathe this subject matter and property owners or communities that may be facing it for the first time.
With the Alberta government's release of it's draft plan to help resore caribu habitats, the time is right to use conservation offsets as a tool to help get the job done.