Costs, conflicts arise in Reid push for green power
... since tortoises rarely leave their burrows during the winter and summer, they're notoriously hard to count. Solar companies' census methods don't always catch every animal. In one case, a company counted tortoises on a site it wanted in California's Ivanpah Valley—but after the project was approved, another study found 35 percent more. Despite the evidence of imprecise census work, major green groups chose not to sue over the project. No one wants to look like they're against renewable energy, explains Gloria D. Smith, a senior attorney with the Sierra Club.
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