How big is your backyard?

Larmer, Paul
December 2009
High Country News;12/21/2009, Vol. 41 Issue 22, p2
The article provides a definition of the term Not in My Back Yard (NIMBY) in the U.S. It states that the term is commonly used by environmentalists to denigrate anyone who opposed to the new development with a potential public benefit and private economic benefits. It adds that any effort to protect wild places, endangered species, and clean air might be derailed in the process.


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