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A group of masked waiters tend a summer wine auction in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Cattle ranching on federal land in the Mojave Desert in California.

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A man on a horse is silhouetted against a looming stormy sky.

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A mother and pup sea lion on the west side of Lowrie Island in Alaska.

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Cattle being driven off of BLM land in the fall near Leadore, Idaho.

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A branding of cattle in Gillette, Wyoming, where the branding is considered a social event.

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A branding of cattle in Gillette, Wyoming, where the branding is considered a social event.

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During a break from branding cattle at a ranch in Gillette, Wyoming, a woman holds her husband as he drinks a beer.

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Buffalo, Wyoming’s Bureau of Land Management employees do an “on-site” inspection of several private and public land site on which the BLM has the mineral rights but lease them out. “On-sites” are a formal step in which land owners, energy interests and BLM biologists, engineers and others inspect an area that is about the be bulldozed and developed or drilled.

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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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Bureau of Land Management employees from the Buffalo, Wyoming office pose with a year’s worth of paperwork. The office has been ordered to approve at least 3,000 permits to drill per year and issues far more permits to drill than any other in the U.S. The goal is 50,000 wells.

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Bureau of Land Management employees from the Buffalo, Wyoming office pose with a year’s worth of paperwork. The office has been ordered to approve at least 3,000 permits to drill per year and issues far more permits to drill than any other in the U.S. The goal is 50,000 wells.

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Pronghorn antelope in Jonah Field on the Pinedale Anticline, a geologic uplift of sage and grass that provides critical winter range to both antelope and mule deer. This field is being drilled for gas at an alarming rate and is one of the heaviest examples of drilling anywhere.

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Pronghorn antelope in Jonah Field on the Pinedale Anticline, a geologic uplift of sage and grass that provides critical winter range to both antelope and mule deer. This field is being drilled for gas at an alarming rate and is one of the heaviest examples of drilling anywhere.

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Pronghorn antelope in Jonah Field on the Pinedale Anticline, a geologic uplift of sage and grass that provides critical winter range to both antelope and mule deer. This field is being drilled for gas at an alarming rate and is one of the heaviest examples of drilling anywhere.

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Pronghorn antelope in Jonah Field on the Pinedale Anticline, a geologic uplift of sage and grass that provides critical winter range to both antelope and mule deer. This field is being drilled for gas at an alarming rate and is one of the heaviest examples of drilling anywhere.

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Pronghorn antelope in Jonah Field on the Pinedale Anticline, a geologic uplift of sage and grass that provides critical winter range to both antelope and mule deer. This field is being drilled for gas at an alarming rate and is one of the heaviest examples of drilling anywhere.

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Pronghorn antelope in Jonah Field on the Pinedale Anticline, a geologic uplift of sage and grass that provides critical winter range to both antelope and mule deer. This field is being drilled for gas at an alarming rate and is one of the heaviest examples of drilling anywhere.

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Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Listed as critically endangered and federally endangered.

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Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Listed as critically endangered and federally endangered.

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Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Listed as critically endangered and federally endangered.

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Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Listed as critically endangered and federally endangered.

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Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Listed as critically endangered and federally endangered.

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Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Listed as critically endangered and federally endangered.

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Protesters take to the streets in Ronan, MT, advocating “wise use” and “multpile use” as well as keeping wolves off the land.

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Cowboy hats come off for the National Anthem at Nebraska’s Big Rodeo in Burwell.

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Miss Rodeo Nebraska at Nebraska’s Big Rodeo in Burwell.

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