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Three men fuel up their motorcycles in Uganda, Africa.

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Aerials of the Jonah Field in the Green River Basin, Wyoming. A once-wild area that’s now an industrial zone due to natural gas drilling. Sage grouse, mule deer and pronghorn antelope habitat has mostly been ruined here, with no end in sight as the drilling increases across the Pinedale Anticline, the large mesa that caps the gas deposits.

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Aerials of the Jonah Field in the Green River Basin, Wyoming. A once-wild area that’s now an industrial zone due to natural gas drilling. Sage grouse, mule deer and pronghorn antelope habitat has mostly been ruined here, with no end in sight as the drilling increases across the Pinedale Anticline, the large mesa that caps the gas deposits.

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An aerial of the Bowden natural gas drilling area along the MIlk river northeast of Malta, Montana.

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Aerial of the Bowdoin natural gas drilling area northeast of Malta, Montana.

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Workers observe water spilling from a gas well in Wyoming.

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A 10-year-old expresses her disapproval for “gas guzzlers.”

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A 10-year-old expresses her disapproval for “gas guzzlers.”

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A 10-year-old expresses her disapproval for “gas guzzlers.”

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A 10-year-old expresses her love for fuel efficient hybrid cars.

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A 10-year-old expresses her love for fuel efficient hybrid cars.

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Encana-owned drilling sites on the mamm field near Rifle/Silt, Colorado. These rigs are drilling amongst the 40-acre housing sites in the Grass Mesa subdivision. The pipe drills some 60 feet per hour at dusk.

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Encana-owned drilling sites on the mamm field near Rifle/Silt, Colorado. These rigs are drilling amongst the 40-acre housing sites in the Grass Mesa subdivision. The pipe drills some 60 feet per hour at dusk.

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The historic Sheridan Inn where the ‘Battle of the Rosebud’ mural hangs in the Inn’s restaurant in Sheridan, Wyoming. The mural is painted by Bernard Thomas and shows the battle of Native Americans against General George Crook in 1876. The natives won this battle and then defeated Custer just eight days later at Little Big Horn. This battle field is a huge part of native history and yet it is slated to be drilled for gas shortly.

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A sign warns drillers of potential risk at a site near Rifle/Silt, Colorado.

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Encana-owned drilling sites on the mamm field near Rifle/Silt, Colorado. These rigs are drilling amongst the 40-acre housing sites in the Grass Mesa subdivision. The pipe drills some 60 feet per hour at dusk.

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Encana-owned drilling sites on the mamm field near Rifle/Silt, Colorado. These rigs are drilling amongst the 40-acre housing sites in the Grass Mesa subdivision. The pipe drills some 60 feet per hour at dusk.

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Encana-owned drilling sites on the mamm field near Rifle/Silt, Colorado. These rigs are drilling amongst the 40-acre housing sites in the Grass Mesa subdivision. The pipe drills some 60 feet per hour at dusk.

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Encana-owned drilling sites on the mamm field near Rifle/Silt, Colorado. These rigs are drilling amongst the 40-acre housing sites in the Grass Mesa subdivision. The pipe drills some 60 feet per hour at dusk.

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Encana-owned drilling sites on the mamm field near Rifle/Silt, Colorado. These rigs are drilling amongst the 40-acre housing sites in the Grass Mesa subdivision. The pipe drills some 60 feet per hour at dusk.

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A coal bed methane crew near Buffalo, Wyoming drills for oil.

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Drillers take a rest after working to free gas in Buffalo, Wyoming.

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Drillers take a nap after working to free gas in Buffalo, Wyoming.

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Gas and oil companies have dotted Fidel Candelavia’s ranch with wells despite his attempts to stop it.

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Gas and oil companies have dotted Fidel Candelavia’s ranch with wells despite his attempts to stop it.

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Gas and oil companies have dotted Fidel Candelavia’s ranch with wells despite his attempts to stop it.

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Gas and oil companies have dotted Fidel Candelavia’s ranch with wells despite his attempts to stop it.

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Inside the “Well File Room” at the Farmington Bureau of Land Management Office, where some 18,000 wells are tracked from the San Juan Basin. It has more wells than most other areas, and the office’s mandate is to get oil and gas production going full throttle at all costs.

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Inside the “Well File Room” at the Farmington Bureau of Land Management Office, where some 18,000 wells are tracked from the San Juan Basin. It has more wells than most other areas, and the office’s mandate is to get oil and gas production going full throttle at all costs.

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A legal instruments examiner for the Bureau of Land Management in Pinedale, Wyoming is shown behind a mountain of applications for permit to drill submitted by oil and gas companies. This office grants most of the 300 applications they receive each year.

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A dead sage grouse lies near a lek of 69 birds in Pinedale, Wyoming. Although this Big Sandy Recreation Area is still intact and pristine, no one can say for how long, as it has been targeted for drilling. The grouse are candidates for being listed but energy interests now prohibit it.

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A large sage grouse lek of 69 birds in Pinedale, Wyoming. Although this Big Sandy Recreation Area is still intact and pristine, no one can say for how long, as it has been targeted for drilling.

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A large sage grouse lek of 69 birds in Pinedale, Wyoming. Although this Big Sandy Recreation Area is still intact and pristine, no one can say for how long, as it has been targeted for drilling.

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A large sage grouse lek of 69 birds in Pinedale, Wyoming. Although this Big Sandy Recreation Area is still intact and pristine, no one can say for how long, as it has been targeted for drilling.

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A large sage grouse lek of 69 birds in Pinedale, Wyoming. Although this Big Sandy Recreation Area is still intact and pristine, no one can say for how long, as it has been targeted for drilling.

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