"I always tell people that you can’t really understand or appreciate the enormity, heterogeneity, and complexity of the unconventional oil and gas industry’s impact unless you look at the landscape from the cockpit of a Cessna 172 ... Often times tables, charts, and graphs fail to capture much of the scale and scope of fossil fuel’s impact."
"Thanks to SouthWings, I have been able to show mountaintop removal coal mining to dozens of journalists, activists, educators, and students. Each time I see this devastation from the air the experience is gut-wrenching. It is as though I am seeing it for the first time through the eyes of those who really are seeing it for the first time."
“My volunteer pilot ... flew us over my areas of interest and was very considerate of what I wanted to see, offering to adjust our path for me to get a better view. The flight definitely exceeded my expectations and goals. I learned ... about the effects of dredging and how to identify the different types of industry impacts on the marsh and what the water can do when sediment is allowed to deposit.”