Benji Backer writes in The Washington Examiner that activists are standing in the way of addressing climate change.
- “Not in My Backyard” or NIMBY environmentalists are those who support climate action in theory, but oppose clean energy projects when they come to their community.
- The latest example of this is in Amherst, MA where a group of activists led by the Sunrise Movement are blocking the deployment of solar energy.
- In the past NIMBY activists have used excessive litigation and regulation to block or delay hydropower and nuclear energy projects.
- In order to truly reduce to impacts of climate change we must put environmental action over environmental activism.
Read the full article here.