During a meeting of the Woodland Town Council, residents rejected a proposal for a solar farm.
One local resident, Bobby Mann, voiced concerns that solar farms would suck up all of the sun's energy and drive businesses away.
Gary Woodland was left to rue the chance of a PGA Tour victory that he felt he gave away after the long-hitting American ended up in a tie for 10th at the Farmers Insurance Open outside San Diego on Sunday.
The UK government has shelved controversial plans to sell off public woodlands to the private sector. Environment secretary Owen Paterson responded to a report that hailed the woodlands a "national asset."