NIMBYISM soars in Canada — ethanol plants, local development opposed

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the-saint-index According to the second annual Saint Index Canada 2008 survey, the popularity of ethanol as an alternative energy source is dropping among Canadians, as 53 percent oppose the development of a local ethanol plant, compared to 45 percent in 2007, an 18 percent increase.

More interesting, disenchantment with local ethanol plant development grew most dramatically among rural Canadians from just 36 percent opposed in 2007 to 51 percent opposition in 2008. Opposition also grew among urban (48% in 2007 to 57% this year) and suburban (43% in 2007 to 49% in 2008) residents.

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