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People let's get back to the desert tortoise the 220 million year old -- tile is slowing construction of a 2.2 billion dollar solar plant in California.
Regulations are getting in the way.
All -- is the judges here.
-- -- the Fox -- senior judicial analyst and his name is judge Andrew the volatile start you know the story here at 2.2 billion dollars sole power plants in the Southern California.
This on the -- this desert tortoise.
They've got to move it's as -- these things get sick.
It's been 56 million dollars moving renovating the tortoise because regulations -- that's what you've got to do.
And you saying is your friend the Endangered Species Act which empowers lawyers.
To sue in behalf of animals so part of that 56 million dollars was on pending -- time.
He took office is not endanger.
The tortoise is specifically designated as protected.
Authorizes the federal government.
To be protected whether they are -- -- -- or not.
And once they are protected -- lawsuits coming filed on their behalf and all sorts of contortions things have to be done in order to permitted to use.
Your own private property and -- you want to use its it's.
He's been around for turner twenty million years yes you think that it via solar energy is gonna what's grabs -- -- I -- the irony here right we're trying to create solar energy.
That and where is killing the -- well -- -- here's the here's the problem the problem is -- that the whole I don't want problem is problems that the statute has given.
Carte Blanche to strangers.
Lawyers representing the animals -- human beings but -- selling of the FB animals themselves.
To interfere with what the private use of private property exacts a -- now if I -- and you -- up a stranger to the -- is a -- yes -- have been let's check.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- well it's the story I think this is the story.
Aka aren't represented -- tortoise.
My portfolio and the -- it has been displaced you're gonna right I want money on behalf of that told -- I'm suing for damages on suing the company or summit -- suing some -- who gets the money okay the lawyer that's a great question you cannot sue for damages on behalf of the animal.
You can sue for relief on behalf of the animal relocated.
But the taxpayer pays the legal be it bill for the lawyer who represented the animal that's the -- so I can but -- charged 500 dollars an -- a thousand dollar well a judge like judge would approve that the fee to make sure -- -- the -- -- -- -- -- Yeah absolutely it's it's a rating system that viola it's a racket that violates your ability to use private property -- you want could have you know how all this started.
The king of England.
I'll start -- that's true because in England the common -- said.
Who owns the animals on your property that -- Owns the animals on your property and therefore the government can tell you what -- -- with -- last was -- to Melissa and then to Monica at the.
-- bunch of foreclosed homes that we can just movies tortoises next half a point it's probably gonna by the weighted toward this has survived 220 million years and it's cockroach a run for his money.
It's not act and I think it's -- very adaptable Alia to do is watch Nat geo to know that judge thank you religion does not -- -- older do is hold on.