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Overcome NIMBY Opposition: Managing the Politics of Permitting


Overcome NIMBY Opposition: Managing the Politics of Permitting – By: Darden Copeland, managing partner, Calvert Street Group

As facility developers seek to permit a new site or expansion, the Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY) crowd can derail the best-laid plans. This presentation will highlight public relations techniques such as: pre-empting negative information; sharing positive information; handling angry constituents; managing elected officials; press management; strategic sponsorships/events.

Using case studies we’ll explore how effective outreach brings supporters to the table and overcomes opposition to a frac sand processing facility.

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