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Image: Panorama of Silverton, Colorado
March 15, 2016

Panorama of Silverton, Colorado

Panoramic photo of Silverton, Colorado, with Sultan Mountain in the distance.  Silverton is the town most directly affected by the

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Image: Methane Seeps along Offshore Virginia
March 15, 2016

Methane Seeps along Offshore Virginia

Numerous distinct methane streams emanating from the seafloor at an upper slope (

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Oil Pads in the North Dakota Badlands
March 14, 2016

Oil Pads in the North Dakota Badlands

A view of the badlands terrain with Bakken oil and gas production "pads" in the distance, Billings County, North Dakota. 

Image: Oil Pads in the North Dakota Badlands
March 14, 2016

Oil Pads in the North Dakota Badlands

A view of the badlands terrain with Bakken oil and gas production "pads" in the distance, Billings County, North Dakota. 

Image: Bakken Drilling
March 14, 2016

Bakken Drilling

Bakken drilling and completion activities at a well along Interstate-94, 6 miles east of Belfield, North Dakota.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Bakken Drilling
March 14, 2016

Bakken Drilling

Bakken drilling and completion activities at a well along Interstate-94, 6 miles east of Belfield, North Dakota.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Hydraulic Fracturing Well Heads
March 14, 2016

Hydraulic Fracturing Well Heads

Well heads hooked up in preparation for a hydraulic fracturing operation at a drill pad in the Fayetteville Shale gas play of Arkansas.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Perforating Gun for Hydraulic Fracturing
March 14, 2016

Perforating Gun for Hydraulic Fracturing

Unused and spent perforating gun used in oil and gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing. The pipe on the bottom left, shows holes created by the explosive charges mounted inside the pipe.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Steel Pipe for a Gas Well
March 14, 2016

Steel Pipe for a Gas Well

Steel pipe used in a well in the Marcellus Shale gas play of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Natural Gas Development Water Impoundment
March 14, 2016

Natural Gas Development Water Impoundment

A water impoundment at a drill pad in the Fayetteville Shale gas play of Arkansas.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Withdrawing Water for Hydraulic Fracturing
March 14, 2016

Withdrawing Water for Hydraulic Fracturing

Equipment set up to pump water from a lake to an impoundment for hydraulic fracturing in the Fayetteville Shale of Arkansas.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals