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John Oliver Rips Fracking Industry for its Deadly Bakken Boom, Killing One Person Every Six Weeks

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"North Dakota is known for being polite, but perhaps they’ve been a little too hospitable to oil companies," says John Oliver last night on a segment of Last Week Tonigh. "At its peak, North Dakota's oil boom produced thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in wealth."

But the price of oil is dropping and production is slowing right now. So Oliver recommends we take this pause to look at the effects of oil production on the state.

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