i.e. "not in my backyard"
Everytime some building or public works project is proposed, there seems to be a cadre of individuals who are dead set on nothing in their area changing. While some projects can be clear mistakes, I don't understand this as a consistent mindset, nor its absolutist flavor.
If there's a problem with what's planned, isn't it better to oppose, but be willing to compromise? It's rare that projects of massive scale do not serve some pressing need.