A pumpjack is seen on July 22, 2013 outside Williston, North Dakota. Pumpjacks are used to mechanically pump oil and natural gas out of the earth when there is not enough natural pressure for the liquids to rise on their own. North Dakota has been experiencing an oil boom recently, brining tens of thousands of jobs to the region, lowering state unemployment and bringing a surplus to the state budget. (Getty Images)
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