Government Gives Fracking Green Light




Today saw the government give the green light to Fracking in the UK following last year’s two earth tremors in Lancashire that were blamed on the initial gas extraction tests. The film Gasland documented how drinking water was contaminated and various damaging health effects, including cancer, were emerging across the US due to Fracking.

During protests in December a Fracking rig was raised outside parliament and chief Fracking advocator, Lord Browne, got an early morning wake up call.

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Fracking Rig Erected Outside Chelsea Lord’s Home

Fracking Rig Erected Outside Parliament

Envrionmental Protestors March on Parliament


Jess Hurd Fracking Photos


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Earthquake Zone: L’Aquila, Italy

It was 10 July 2009, and the G8 was sitting in the middle of the earthquake zone in L’Aquila Italy.

The anti-capitalist mobilisations against the Italian summit were so bad it made 2006 in St. Petersburg, Russia, look interesting. So I decided on a stroll along some back streets to get some shots of the damage done, only to be ejected from the area after 15 minutes by two military personnel.

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