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July 2016 back issue
Growth of Industry in the USA as Climate Change Threatens the Globe
by Julie Dermansky
A free, really high quality photo-essay magazine.  Fabulous! Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film & documentary maker
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Since the BP Spill in the Gulf of Mexico I have been covering the fossil fuel industry. Both existing installations and new controversial developments including the southern routes of  Keystone XL pipeline and the growing fracking industry.  Though the United Nations has acknowledged the threat of Climate Change, as has thePresident of the United States, industry steams ahead with little impediment. This series includes photos from the BP spill, Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’, the installation of the Keystone XL pipeline, Industrial accidents and the growing fracking industry. My photographs of industry and those affected by it serve as documentation of man's role in facilitating climate change and environmental degradation. This series documenting the continued expansion of the fossil fuel industry serves as a visual testimony to our courting of imminent disaster. Industry Series
Norco's annual Christmas Parade in Norco Louisiana. The parade’s theme for 2015 was "Santa 4 President."  Norco is in the middle of a stretch along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge in Louisiana known to some as 'Cancer Alley' and to others as the ‘Petrochemical Corridor.’
Oil on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico next to rig 313 on the east side of the Mississippi River.
Cheniere Energy Inc. LNG facility along the Sabine Pass in Cameron Louisiana, where the United States started shipping Natural Gas to the rest of the world in 2016.
Christmas lights on a house next to Murphy Oil Corporation in Meraux, Louisiana located just upriver in the stretch between Baton Rouge and New Orleans along the river. It is part of a large concentration of chemical and oil companies that was formerly referred to as the ‘Petrochemical Corridor,’ but now is know as ‘Cancer Alley.’  Many cases of cancer have occurred in communities on both sides of the river though the Louisiana Tumor Registry claims the numbers are not higher then the national average.
May 25, 2014, McDaniel's Dairy Farm, just outside the city limits of Kentwood LA, next to a Goodrich Petroleum frack site. The site is in the Tuscaloosa shale region which is in Louisiana and Mississippi. Larry McDaniel, the farm's owner has leased his land to another company that is fracking under his land. The Goodrich site isn't fracking under his land, but toward the north under property he doesn't own.  He doesn't see any problems with the fracksite next to his home yet and welcomes the fracking industry; however, he is monitoring his cows behavior, which hasn't changed since the work began a few months ago, according to Daniels. He had concerns before the project began about his well water, but was assured by local officials his water source is not at risk.
Fracking wastewater disposal plant in Lovington New Mexico, part of the Permian Basin which is experiencing an oil boom due to the fracking industry.
ExxonMobil's Baytown Refinery, in Bayotown Texas is Exxon's largerst refinery in the United States.
Fish Kill in a bayou off the Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish Louisiana caused by a spill/discharge from the Temple- Inland paper mill in Bogalusa made up of a mixture of pulp and unspecified chemicals that turned the river black killing fish, shellfish and turtles along 40 miles of the river. The chemicals released into the river depleted oxygen levels which caused the fish kill in the river and its many tributaries. Clean-up crews were dispatched on Aug 18th to remove the dead fish before they sink depleting the waterway of more oxygen causing an even larger environmental disaster.
Aerial view of flares burning at a fracking industry site next to the Bush Tennis Center in Midland, Texas.
Aerial view of the 'Oil Patch' in Eddy County, part of the Permian Basin, revitalized by the fracking industry. Rumored to have more drilling pads then anywhere else in the country.
Children dropped off from school in front of their home in Hosston, Louisiana, part of the Haynsville Shale region..
Two rigs on one fracksite near Westdale, Louisiana in Haynesville Shale region.
The Holy Rosary Cemetery next to the Union Carbide Complex in Taft Louisiana is located in the stretch between Baton Rouge and New Orleans along the Mississippi River.
Horse in front of oil pumping station amongst dead oak trees, an indicator of the salt walter intrusion caused by the levee system along the banks of the Bayou St. Jean Charles.  The work the oil compies have done off the Isle de Jean Charles and Pointe- aux-Chene The bayou along Pointe- aux-Chene, Louisiana  has caused the area to be one of the fastest eroding areas on the planet.
The San Juan Generating Plant just outside of Farmington, New Mexico in the Four Corners region, deemed an 'energy Sacrifice Zone,’ by the Nixon administration, is one of America's largest coal plants.
Buffalo in Texas' Eagle Ford Shale region next to a pump Jack.
Virgin de Guadalupe statue in the St. Maryís Cemetery in Bloomfield, NM, next to a Conoco-Phillips San Juan Gas Plant. Bloomfield is in the northwestern part in New Mexico in the San Juan Basin.
Aerial view of the 'Oil Patch' in Eddy County, part of the Permian Basin, revitalized by the fracking industry. Rumored to have more drilling pads then anywhere else in the country.
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