QOTD: Minding Your Yard
A report in Autoblog today details the protests that are taking place in Michigan as Ford plans to build a battery plant in the town of Marshall.
A plant, which we should note, was slated to be built in Virginia before that state/commonwealth's governor said "nah."
The whole Autoblog piece is worth a read. For me, it prompts a question that often haunts our time -- are you a YIMBY (yes, in my backyard) or a NIMBY (not in my backyard)? Is it a case-by-case thing?
Would you like to have a large plant built in your town, potentially bringing jobs and growth, or would you rather not have it close by, due to concerns about the environment/noise/traffic/safety/whatever? Are you a NIMBY/YIMBY when it comes to a large plant being built near a small town, but the opposite when it comes to, say, high-rise developments in urban areas?
This one could get heated, I know, so please play nice in the comments.
That in mind, please sound off (nicely) below.
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Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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