Are you kidding me ??? Patters, I'll await your defense of Feinstein. I live in the Mojave Desert, it's perfect for the small amount of energy we could get from wind and solar. But no . . . Feinstein seeks block solar power from desert land "Nineteen companies have submitted applications to build solar or wind facilities on a parcel of 500,000 desert acres, but Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Friday such development would violate the spirit of what conservationists had intended when they donated much of the land to the public. Feinstein said Friday she intends to push legislation that would turn the land into a national monument, which would allow for existing uses to continue while preventing future development."