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NIMBY, or “Not In My Back Yard,” made its way into our lexicon in 1980, and is defined by Merriam-Webster as “opposition to the locating of something considered undesirable (such as a prison or incinerator) in one’s neighborhood.” More recently, we have heard BANANA, or “Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone.” For those who embrace NIMBY and BANANA, there is another catchy moniker, CAVE, or “Citizens Against Virtually Everything.”


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