BDN interviews Noblet about Camden tannery redevelopment

In an article about the proposed redevelopment of the site of a former Camden tannery, the Bangor Daily News interviewed Caroline Noblet, associate professor at the School of Economics at the University of Maine, about the prevalence of local opposition to developments in Maine. “We keep seeing it over and over again. There’s a pattern. But it’s not a uniquely Maine thing to say that something’s proposed and we don’t like it,” Noblet said. Reasons include ‘status quo bias,’ which is when people prefer things to remain the same, and the ‘drawbridge theory,’ a term to describe when people retire or move to Maine because they like the scenery and other idyllic aspects, and don’t want that to change.” Egreenews shared the  BDN report.