When the Oilpatch Comes to Your BackyardA Citizens' Guide, 2nd Edition

Publication - Nov. 1, 2004 - By Mary Griffiths, Thomas Marr-Laing, Chris Severson-Baker

"When the Oilpatch Comes to Your Backyard: A Citizens' Guide" informs landowners and the public about each stage in oil and gas development (from seismic exploration to reclamation) and how potential impacts on air, land and water can be minimized. It tells landowners about their surface rights and suggests questions to ask before signing a lease or right-of-entry agreement. The guide outlines requirements for wells, pipelines and facilities and explains the role of various government boards, as well as the appropriate dispute resolution process. This completely revised edition includes new sections on coalbed methane and updated information on legislation and regulations.

The 172-page guide is now out of print.

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