Oakwood Heights, a neighborhood bordering the Rouge River in Southwest Detroit, is rapidly being erased. The culprit? The expansion of a nearby Marathon Oil refinery. To create a buffer zone for the expansion, Marathon Oil has been offering a buyout program to Oakwood Heights residents. As residents desert the neighborhood in droves, Marathon is quickly leveling houses left behind. Residents choosing to remain face increased crime, blight, and danger.
· The Neighborhood Marathon Oil Is Killing With Its Buyout [Curbed Detroit]
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