Here's What An 'Extraction Economy' Looks Like

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J. Henry Fair is a photographer who snaps beautiful and unsettling images of industrial scars. I was recently turned onto this work, and stumbled upon a TED talk he gave last fall in Berlin on the impact of energy extraction on the environment.
At a time when many American politicians are stepping up rhetoric in support of the "extraction economy," it's important to see what that really means on the ground.
From coal ash storage to fertilizer production, Fair has accumulated an array of stunning industrial photos -- making the invisible costs of energy and consumerism visible.

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