By Amy Harder | Axios
A fight underway here in Colorado over a ballot initiative curtailing oil and gas drilling is NIMBYism at its most stark.
Why it matters:NIMBYism — “not in my backyard” opposition — is as old as time and often has a negative reputation. But in the case of Colorado, it shouldn’t. It’s the surprisingly simple result of a growing population and oil drilling encroaching on each other. It’s a national symbol of both the economic benefits of drilling and its understandable drawbacks to nearby neighborhoods.