Gallery: Mitch Epstein’s Haunting Photos of “American Power” Win the Pr...

Ocean Warwick Oil Platform, Dauphin Island, Alabama 2005
Epstein’s photographic journey depicts a very real lifestyle for many small towns across America. Suburban yards sit in the shadow of cooling towers, strip mines mar mountain landscapes, and giant oil rig stations interrupt otherwise peaceful settings.

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  1. kedwa30 April 6, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I’m just frustrated that no one seems to know about Geothermal Binary technology. You can use the same drills that drill for oil to drill deep enough to get heat which can be brought to the surface with a closed loop of water where it can then either vaporize a chemical in a closed loop which spins a turbine, or else it could be used with sterling engines to spin a generator. Why is this technology that can be used anywhere being ignored?

  2. karenwil April 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Having studied a little photograph I appreciate Epstein’s talent.
    Controversial issues are always interesting.

    I like “bpg131313″ stand behind hydropower,solar, wind, and wave tech. Renewable energy sources are the answer to our future.
    We need to be responsible and be resourceful, and creative with how we reuse old materials.
    A 94% recyclable chair is great Aeron Chairs have about that for green!

  3. AllForTheGreen April 3, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    …How is the Biloxi, Mississippi 2005 even remotely related to consequences of fossil fuel? Only an act of nature or human dickishness could strew debris like that.

  4. bpg131313 March 31, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I think there’s a lot more to be done regarding offshore wind farms, and wave every capture. Here in the Puget Sound area, we get nearly all of our energy through hydropower. I know there are a lot of people who disapprove of it, but I’ll stand by hydropower instead of standing by coal, or gas power. I’ll support solar, wind, and wave tech as it’s brought online though, as well. I think using all of the renewable energy sources is the answer.

  5. kedwa30 March 31, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I’d like to see a picture of a Geothermal-Binary power plant.

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