The New Frontier Of NIMBYism

Law360 (April 14, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT) -- "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." —Spock (Star Trek)

As the U.S. looks to recover from the Great Recession, the need to expand and upgrade its energy and transportation infrastructure has been identified as a key stimulus for job growth and domestic reinvestment. The federal government is focused on accelerating the development of necessary transportation and infrastructure projects, and figuring out how to finance them through innovative strategies like the "America Fast Forward" initiative. While preparing for full speed ahead, national and local leaders need to anticipate dealing with a major potential roadblock: NIMBYism.

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