We are living in surreal times, when absolute insanity is considered mainstream leftwing political opinion. Another example is the opposition by California Senator Dianne Feinstein to solar power development in the Mojave Desert because it may harm desert tortoises.
One could applaud opposition to solar power because it would dramatically raise the cost of electricity. In Dubai for example, a new "eco-friendly" development plans to use solar power at a cost 5 times that of conventional power.
But Feinstein's opposition is based on supposed harm to the environment. Solar power has been touted by enviros as a solution to so-called damage by fossil fuel power plants for decades. However, now that real solar power plants are being planned, the greenies are opposed to them as well.
Of course, Feinstein claims she's not opposed to solar power per se, just to solar power where actual sites are being proposed. You have to wonder what's going to happen to this country with people like Feinstein in charge.