I am not one for the wanton and rampant destruction of the environment, but this article got under my skin (seems to be happening a lot lately, maybe I should stop reading the news ) Feds say solar project imperils desert tortoises - Business - msnbc.com So the Fed's have halted an alternative energy project because of some desert tortoises. They claim that up to 3000 of them are inhabiting the proposed 5.6 acre project site and 700 young would be killed during construction. Does this not ring as complete BS to anybody but me - 3000 tortoise occupying 5+ acres? Not to mention how difficult could it possible be to round them up and move them? It seems to me that any problem, no matter how trivial, becomes some monumental undertaking like solving the meaning of life when the Fed's get involved!