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AEPs 20 Million Dollar Buyout

This is an article written by CoalMiningAppalachia.com. It talks about the 2002 buyout in which AEP purchased the town of Cheshire, Ohio for 20 million dollars. I found this information by accident and got a copy of a documentary that was done by Carey Murphy & Lea Prainsack, two women who went to Cheshire around the time of the buyout and documented a lot of it and the townsfolk.

It also has some information from Jeff Goodell’s book, Big Coal which is a wonderful read by the way.

All profits that CoalMiningAppalachia.com makes on this article through advertising and sales are donated to Earthjustice.com, so give it a read. For every view a small donation is made.

American Electric Power’s 20 Million Dollar Buyout

Photo from PeggyDavis66 Flickr

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