—IMBYism (IM.bee.iz.um) n.
George Barker, a 35-year Columbia resident, said he wants more development. He is an IMBY — In My Back Yard — not a NIMBY, or Not in My Back Yard, he said.
—Larry Carson, "Differing views on Town Center," The Baltimore Sun, November 2, 2007
The third unit would bring the plant's capacity to more than 3,600 megawatts, or enough to power several million homes. Despite choosing a design that is partially prefabricated, it would be years before the plant would come online.
More than a month before the announcement, PPL was courting investors by running in financial publications ads touting the economic upside of public support for the plant. The slogan was "When NIMBYs turn IMBYs."
Though analyses haven't been completed, the third reactor would easily create several thousand temporary construction jobs and several hundred permanent jobs at the facility.
—"Ups, downs and the unseemly," The Times Leader, December 30, 2007
Now in Fairfax County comes the IMBY: In My Back Yard.
Fairfax/Falls Church United Way is preparing to sponsor an award honoring individuals, groups or communities that rise above the NIMBY impulse and work to bring into their community low-cost housing for the needy or group homes for the troubled or disabled.
—John Bohn, "Sometimes, a Public Service Award Is Right in Your Own Back Yard," The Washington Post, March 30, 1989