NIMBYism's Threat to Renewables

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A recent poll said 63 percent of Americans support renewable energy investment…in theory. But in practice, Not-In-My-Backyard (NIMBY) opposition to new energy infrastructure prevents about 45 percent of renewable energy proposals from being built across the country, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Correspondent Lee Patrick Sullivan visits Maryland and Michigan to learn how NIMBYism is stopping new renewable projects from being built, and preventing people from taking charge of their energy future.

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