More evidence of ebbing NIMBY influence in bad economy — now copper mines

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apache-leap Back in December, The Saint Report published a report about how NIMBYs were taking a back seat to jobs, tax growth and more housing as communities become more receptive to development projects in the deepening recession,

The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted the same phenomenon in copper mining, as resistance erodes to proposed projects that once generated passionate opposition in Arizona, where Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton seek to develop the Resolution Copper mine at Apache Leap.

These reports re-enforce one of the main trends in the 2009 US Saint Index that found 59% of Americans are more likely to support new commercial projects in their local community given the current economic situation.

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