by Amy Crocker

Senator Dianne Feinstein proposed legislation that would block solar panel development in the Mojave desert in order to preserve a million acres of wildlife. This move highlights a rift between two environmentalist factions: Feinstein's camp argues for the protection of the land between California and Nevada, while the other side doesn't want to push renewable energy out of the state.

"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., a partner with a venture capitalist firm that has invested in solar energy, according to the New York Times.