Powerful Senator Blocks the Sun's Use for Power
Senator Dianne Feinstein destroyed the long heralded plans to build 13 solar power plants to supply one third of all of California's future power using the most sunny part of California: the Mojave Desert.
In order for solar power to work, you need the sun and the most sunny area in that region is the desert.
"This is arguably the best solar land in the world, and Senator Feinstein shouldn't be allowed to take this land off the table without a proper and scientific environmental review," said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the environmentalist and a partner with a venture capital firm that invested in a solar developer called BrightSource Energy. In September, BrightSource canceled a large project in the monument area.
New York Times article reports Feinstein doing what no foreign enemy could accomplish with one legislative act.