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Wealthy Progressives: We Love Wind Power, Except When It’s Near Us

Jim Geraghty writes in National Review about NIMBYism in New York.

The C3 Take
  • Not in My Back Yard, or NIMBYism, is one of the biggest obstacles to clean energy deployment in the United States.
  • A group of East Hampton, NY citizens are opposing an offshore wind development project that would power close to 70,000 homes in the area.
  • While local support is essential to any decision, the NIMBYism movement often leads to more environmental harm than good.

“One of the few remaining snags could be a group of residents of the exclusive hamlet of Wainscott who don’t want the cable carrying power from the windmills to be buried under a street that runs to the beach. Even though digging has begun, they are still waging legal battles on several fronts that could delay construction or further complicate the project.”

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