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Guest Column

December 21, 2013

Nimbys, shills and celebs: A morality play for our times


Then, the NIMBY thing. More people oppose fracking than support it, but why do people downstate support shale development? We are still waiting for Siena to ask those people whether they would support fracking if it were in their backyard.

Cornell’s SRI has asked this question several years running, with unsurprising results. Back in 2012, of those with an opinion, two-thirds opposed drilling. Are there more NIMBYs than we thought? 

DENNIS HIGGINS is an Oneonta resident.

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