Alec Jacobson is a photographer and writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, who likes to dive deep into slow-moving stories. Drawing on his studies in Anthropology, French and Arabic at Amherst College, he prefers to be the only...
Peter Moody keeps bees near a suspended well in Brazeau County, Alberta. "They did a study on hydrogen sulfide and bees," he said, referring to an oil company operating near another of his hives, "of course, they said it doesn't matter." "The worst thing is when they go and do maintenance. We move them all out," Taylor said, explaining that the wells often emit gas that he worries could harm his hives. Nearly 100,000 suspended wells have stacked up around the province and some of them are leaking H2S, methane and other gases. Shot for The New York Times.