THE ATLANTIC DOES SOME STELLAR REPORTING TODAY in an article on what’s left of an Ohio town that American Electric Power bought 12 years ago in the wake of complaints about pollution from its two nearby coal-powered electricity plants.
The story, published on TheAtlantic.com, revisits how AEP paid $20 million for the village of Cheshire in “a deal the company preferred over dealing with residents’ ongoing complaints about air pollution.”
Most residents left; a few remain, along with the 40-year-old Gen. James M. Gavin Power Plant, the largest coal plant in Ohio, and the Kyger Creek plant, built in the 1950s.
The hook for the story is some new litigation around the deal and an upcoming documentary called Cheshire, Ohio.
The article notes also that times have changed, however, and closes with some notes along those lines:
Here’s the full article.
— Karl Cates