Fight Or Flight From A Company Town

Faced with rising complaints near a coal-fired power plant, the polluter makes an offer the people of Cheshire, Ohio can't refuse.
February 8, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Offered three times the appraised value of their homes and businesses, residents take the money and run. "We all say we want to live in Bedford Falls, but when the chips are down, we'd really rather take the cash and buy a McMansion in Pottersville."

Thanks to Dan Houston

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Published on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 in The New York Times

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