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Question: An electric power company was charged by


An electric power company was charged by the EPA with violating the Clean Air Act by allegedly polluting a small town. To solve the allegations of environmental abuse, the company simply purchased the entire town, maintaining that it needed the land to expand its plant. By buying all of the homes, however, the company believes it now avoids the potential of lawsuits by the EPA and other individuals.
a. Does buying the homes of residents and the entire town mitigate the pollution problem?
b. Does the agreement of the residents to sell their homes solve the potential pollution problems for those who live downwind?
c. Is the company acting in an ethical manner?

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