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Nimbyism

Why Billboards Are Important

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Recently, electronic billboards have been popping up alongside America's roadways, catching the eyes of motorists. The reactions vary wildly. Some op...

Lessons From Sawdust

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

Our family moved just north of Portland, Oregon, on a homestead in the tiny Rock Creek drainage. Not three months after we got there, we were awakened in the pre-dawn hours by chainsaws felling 100-foot Douglas firs that crashed down across the slopes facing our property. It shook our windows and it shook our kids.

NIMBYists or Patriots? Muncie Citizens Refuse to Fund School Buses

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kimann Schultz

When does fiscal frugality cross the line and enter into the realm of outright NIMBYism -- NIMBYism that will in time come at far greater cost to us a...

NIMBY? Not in LA!

Edward Erikson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Edward Erikson

People value the notion of national energy independence highly, but they are even more excited and supportive about what we now call small "i" independence. The kind of independence that can come from electricity produced locally from solar and wind.

My Parents Are NIMBYs: Why You Should Be Too

Kaitlin Solimine | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green
Kaitlin Solimine

My parents have never been activists nor strict environmentalists (although my mother did recommend Rachel Carlson's Silent Spring to me in high school). Now, suddenly, they are die-hard NIMBYs (an acronym for 'Not In My Backyard'), a term with a mostly pejorative air.

Bait-Switch-Fix: The Westside Subway's Three Act Play

John Mirisch | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

The message of the press conference participants was clear: we want the Century City station on Constellation and we don't care if you have to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School to get there.

Ramirez Canyon Blues: Yet Another Fight to Preserve Public Access in Malibu

John Mirisch | Posted 08.02.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

While Gov. Brown rightly recognized the long-term negative impacts of Schwarzenegger's proposed selling off of state assets, his most recent budget proposal proposes to sell off state-owned parkland.

Polls: Anti-Wind NIMBYs Are Small Minority

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

The media frenzy over unhappy wind-turbine neighbors is downright irresponsible -- mainly because multiple studies show that wind turbine critics fall squarely in the minority.

Anti-Military Militancy Has Gotten Out of Hand

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Rampant NIMBYism is reaching new heights, literally, as residents of rural Colorado rise up in opposition to a proposed modest increase in the number of low-level military training flights.

Free The Guantanamo Uighurs!

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Obama needs to find the courage to resist the shrill opportunism of some of his least principled colleagues, and to order the Uighurs' release into the United States.

Not in My Backyard: Fear of the Guantánamo Legion of Doom

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Yup, that's right, the self-same prison system that has held Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Son of Sam is apparently no match for a bunch of unarmed, sensory-deprived foreigners.

The Coming Hyde Park Bar Mitzvah Ban

David Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Hoyt

If voters of the 39th Precinct of Hyde Park's 5th Ward decide to exercise their "local option" to ban the sale of alcohol on November 4, they will effectively be banning the celebration of bar mitzvahs in their corner of the neighborhood.