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Booming Economy Means Busy Highways In Sleepy Towns04:55

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The oil and gas boom has brought jobs, money and plenty of workers to energy producing states. But it has also brought a spike in traffic and accidents.

It is a multi-state trend that is proving difficult to predict and prevent. Leigh Paterson of the Inside Energy team reports from a tiny town on Wyoming’s Highway 59 that has found itself stuck in the middle of the boom.


  • Leigh Paterson, reporter for Inside Energy, a collaborative journalism initiative among public media with roots in Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota. She tweets @Sclaterpee.

This segment aired on November 21, 2014.

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