Public Resource
End of the Line: Environmental Justice, Energy Justice, and Opposition to Power Lines
David Hess (Vanderbilt University), Rachel McKane (Brown University), and Caroline Pietzryk (Vanderbilt University). Environmental Politics

Opposition to energy infrastructure is often labeled by developers as NIMBYism, but frontline communities have legitimate concerns and risk perceptions, or are left out of democratic decision making processes. In cases involving the siting of power lines, community groups are most successful in stopping the line or achieving remediation when they build broad coalitions of support within and outside of their communities and/or have government support at any level (including local, state or provincial, federal, and Indigenous).