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This Is What Exaggeration Looks Like

This Is What Exaggeration Looks Like

We all know that there’s a big, ugly, on-going debate over the environmental impacts of North Dakota’s oil boom. and we all know that some media types are more fair in their coverage of that issue than others. A particularly egregious example of the less-than-fair sort of coverage was published over the weekend by Associated

Wow: North Dakota's Oil Patch Traffic Fatality Rate Hasn't Increased From A Decade Ago

I went on a mission to track down data for traffic and fatality rates in North Dakota – particularly in the oil patch – and what I ended up finding shocked me. As it turns out, the traffic fatality rates in western North Dakota really haven’t increased at all over the last decade. Let me