Common Tragedies

Thoughts on Environmental Economics

Comfortably NUMB(y)?

Posted by Rich Sweeney on January 24, 2008

You’ve heard of NIMBYism. While as carbon capture and sequestration becomes technologically and economically viable, keep an eye out for NUMBYism. Not Under My BackYard. Seriously. Daniel had it absolutely right with this earlier post. People talk about CCS like its the holy grail now, but I bet it’ll be Yucca Mountain all over again once siting begins. Stay tuned.

Thanks to Shalini for filling me in on the latest siting lingo.

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