NIMBYs stand in the way of addressing climate change
In this specific case, Amherst residents are explicitly asking for more regulatory hurdles for clean energy development in order to feel completely comfortable with the projects. Unfortunately, this has long been the norm with climate innovation. The National Environmental Policy Act, for instance, increases project approval time by an average of nearly two years, writes the R Street Institute’s Josiah Neeley. To reduce emissions and tackle climate change, we need more regulatory streamlining, not more regulation at any level of government.