People don’t seem to learn.
Youngstown, Ohio thinks they have a get rich quick scheme called “frackmolishing.” From an NPR report that started with an ANGA commercial:
A century ago, when fiery steel mills were roaring to life in Youngstown, Ohio, builders were racing to put up homes, storefronts, barbershops and more.
Today, many of those buildings sit empty and rotting. With the mills mostly gone and the population down 60 percent from 1960, to just 67,000, the city needs millions of dollars to tear down roughly 4,000 vacant structures.
It was a boom town and then it went bust. That’s what happens with boom towns. Take a drive through Decatur, TX where the Barnett Shale fracking gas boom started then went bust and you will see the crumbling motels, some that never quite got finished. The promises of shale are nothing but spin.
So Youngstown plans to create “vibrant neighborhoods” with heavy industry in the parks. No one is going to by homes in neighborhoods near those parks because no one wants to live near fracking.
Here’s a video of a park in Fort Worth where Chesapeake Energy is being a poor neighbor.