One of the promises in the development and deployment of new energy technologies is the creation of “green jobs,” and it is a promise we embrace. But the sad fact is all to often these “green jobs” run afoul of “green tape.” Even more unfortunate is that many of the same groups who are thinking globally are often acting locally to stop the projects that would create jobs and reduce CO2 emissions. These "Not In My Back Yard" folks, or NIMBYs as they are called, block energy projects by organizing local opposition, changing zoning laws, opposing permits, filing lawsuits, and bleeding projects dry of their financing. And far from just blocking modern coal plants; the truth is that they really don’t want a wind farm or any other energy source either.
Project No Project is an interactive venture that seeks to tell the story of NIMBY and its damaging impact on jobs, infrastructure and economic prosperity. Through Project No Project, the U.S. Chamber seeks to provide the cold, hard truth about NIMBY and radical environmental activism, and make our leaders finally pay attention to this growing problem.
Project No Project is a repository of stalled and stopped energy projects, but its success ultimately depends on you, the user. For every project we have identified, there are dozens of others we have not discovered. Please comment to tell us your story, and we will add it to the website. Links to news stories help the verification process, so if you have them, stick them in.
Together we can stop the NIMBYs, get these projects back on track, help our nation meet its energy needs responsibly, and start our economic recovery today.