OTC: Rise of the "BANANA's"

Those who oppose development projects proposed in their areas are often called NIMBYs, shorthand for Not In My Backyard.
But a speaker at OTC Tuesday had a different term for activist groups who have in recent years stepped up efforts to block not only traditional energy projects, but even wind farms and other renewable energy projects, citing potential environmental impacts.
They should be called “BANANA’s, for ‘Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody,’ said Karen Harbert, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy.

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