Abstract: This study attempts to increase public awareness between environment and development and involve all concerned in an effort to check pollution caused by petroleum exploration. In order to make a good research, few hypotheses were formulated. Gas flaring has undoubtedly played a role in the degeneration of the environment. Plants and animals do not benefit from petroleum exploration due to spills and there is loss of petroleum nutrients, diminution of cultivable lands and low economic development despite petroleum exploration. The sample area consists of those communities in the Albertine rift where major petroleum activities take place. These are Hoima, Masindi and Arua. The data are collected through the use of questionnaire and such are analyzed using frequencies and percentages. From the data analysis, findings were made and conclusions drawn.
Muhammod Nabalegwa and Mukadasi Buyinza, 2012. Prospects of Petroleum Exploration and Local Community Environmental Education in the Albertine Graben, Western Uganda. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 409-412.