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SUnrise at Lambrose Park
Man's Best Friend-One happy, smiling dog.
Painted Hills
Munising Falls
Primary, secondary and supernumerary rainbows
Chipmunk imitating a Meerkat
N!ani the Bushman Hunter
Boy in Color
Family of deer outside our window!
Approaching sunset at Au Train
Reflective of a self
Three Mile Island
Jaguar
Elephant grazing at sunrise in Kruger National Park
Tulip from my garden
Migrating Sandhill Cranes
Going to the top
Cranberry harvest in Bala, Muskoka, Canada
The Floating Market
Mt. Rainier plays Peek-a-boo
Sunset while sailing off the Italian coast.
Sunrise at the Marquette Harbor Light
Oryx herd in Etosha pan at dawn
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Three Mile Island

I live in Pennsylvania and there are now known carcinogenic fracking chemicals in my drinking water. The companies aren't fined or penalized, the CEOs of the drilling companies simply ask that the water companies stop using chlorine to purify the public's water. ( Chlorine combines to form an even more toxic cocktail...and now we have similar problems with lead in the drinking water as Flint, MI.) Local papers and news organizations refuse to covers this story. The near cataclysmic accident at three mile island in 1979 is nearly forgotten. In our endless search for more cheap energy, the danger are simply replaced with new problematic resources. The gas industry is flourishing in my area, remaining an inexpensive and viable resources because it is a new and an extremely deregulated industry. State budgets are redirected i.e. robbed from public education to deliver healthy subsidies to gas drilling companies in Pennsylvania. My image is about the old dangers that still exist with nuclear energy, and the oncoming war that must be fought to preserve fresh drinking water. What does a sustainable travel project look like to you? --This is happening in my backyard, but there are many places in the US that I would like to visit that are suffering due to the unregulated practices of hydraulic fracturing. I'd like to concentrate on making interesting environmental portraits of all parties involved. I'm also interested in producing audio recordings of their stories and hardships to share with people in other parts of the country that this practice is just in the beginning stages. Thank You,

TAGS: Pennsylvania, Water

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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Date Taken: 11.2016
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