Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bay of Fundy's Quoddy NIMBYs are BAD, BAD, BAD!

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I'm sure that many of you folks who have been trying to preserve your jobs, homes, and way of life in the Bay of Fundy's Quoddy Region will be delighted to hear how unreasonable you all are according to spin-doctor  Al Maiorino!

October 8, 2009 


Beyond the Backyard -- The NIMBY of Today

by Al Maiorino, Public Strategy Group Inc. 
"Not in my backyard," or NIMBY, is a term used to describe a person or a group of people who strongly oppose new development in their communities. Whether it's a new housing complex, retail development, casino or power plant, NIMBYs – as they are commonly referred to – will actively organize to communicate their opposition to a local project in an effort to curb development.

These days, the “backyard” in NIMBY has grown so vastly that residents often oppose airplane flight paths, offshore wind and liquefied natural gas terminals.

More often it seems that NIMBY activists are simply in it to win it. They speak out, without taking the time to educate themselves with accurate information pertaining to the development at hand. While NIMBY groups may protest loud and proud, their motives often stem from misinformation and poor communication between project representatives and the community.

You can read the entire article here ... and it will ring bells believe me!!!