Rally organizer John Crossman (L) and Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik address a group of gold miners gathered for a protest, after mining along the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho July 4, 2014.... more 
Rally organizer John Crossman (L) and Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik address a group of gold miners gathered for a protest, after mining along the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho July 4, 2014. Citing states' rights, miners used portable pumps and hoses to collect gravel and sand from the streambed of a stretch of the federally protected Salmon River, which is closed to suction dredging and other mining by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to protect imperiled fish. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS COMMODITIES CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) less 
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Reuters | Photo By JIM URQUHART / REUTERS
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 9:31 PM EDT