Cut down those damn trees -- they're thwarting my efforts to use Earth-friendly energy!
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - In an environmental dispute seemingly scripted for eco-friendly, a man asked prosecutors to file charges against his neighbors because their towering redwoods blocked sunlight to his backyard solar panels.
But the couple next door insisted they should not have to chop down the trees to accommodate Mark Vargas' energy demands because they planted the redwoods before he installed the solar panels in 2001.
Experts say such clashes could become more common as California promotes renewable energy and solar systems become more popular.
I was about to write, "Only in California . . ." But that's not true anymore.