“[Reid] and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel manufacturing plant in the southern Nevada desert,” he wrote. “Reid has been one of the project’s most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on behalf of the project in Nevada.”
“His son, a lawyer with a prominent Las Vegas firm that is representing ENN, helped it locate a 9,000-acre (3,600-hectare) desert site that it is buying well below appraised value from Clark County, where Rory Reid formerly chaired the county commission.”
Although these reports are in plain view, the mainstream media has so far ignored this link.
The BLM’s official reason for encircling the Bundy family with sniper teams and helicopters was to protect the endangered desert tortoise, which the agency has previously been killing in mass due to “budget constraints.”
“A tortoise isn’t the reason why BLM is harassing a 67 year-old rancher; they want his land,” journalist Dana Loesch wrote. “The tortoise wasn’t of concern when [U.S. Senator] Harry Reid worked with BLM to literally change the boundaries of the tortoise’s habitat to accommodate the development of his top donor, Harvey Whittemore.”
Now, questions surrounding family ties are flaring again in Nevada around the Senate majority leader. He and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel manufacturing plant in the southern Nevada desert.
Reid has been one of the project's most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on behalf of the project in Nevada. His son, a lawyer with a prominent Las Vegas firm that is representing ENN, helped it locate a 9,000-acre (3,600-hectare) desert site that it is buying well below appraised value from Clark County, where Rory Reid formerly chaired the county commission.
The Langfang, China-based ENN Energy Group hopes to build what would be the largest solar energy complex in America. The site chosen with Rory Reid's guidance is in tiny Laughlin, Nevada, a gambling town of 7,300 along the Colorado River, 90 miles south of Las Vegas. County officials have said that they were so thrilled to recruit a company to the area, with the prospect of thousands of new local jobs, that they were eager to negotiate. ENN is headed by Chinese energy tycoon Wang Yusuo, who made a fortune estimated by Forbes at $2.2 billion distributing natural gas in China. Wang escorted Reid and a delegation of nine other U.S. senators on a tour of the company's clean energy operations in Langfang, and Reid featured Wang as a speaker at his 4th annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas last year.
You’re right. It’s about one man’s illegal activity and public over reaction.
This isn't about a tortoise. This isn't about grazing fees. This isn't even about just one man's rights.
Infowars is your source?!? Maybe you should post the real story.
(Original source article can be found here)
Bunkerville, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy had issued the threat in response to a long-postponed confiscation of his cattle, which he's been grazing illegally on publicly owned Mojave desert land around Gold Butte in Clark County, Nevada since 1993.
He has been over grazing publicly owned land without a permit for more than 20 years. There is no land grab as it was never Bundy's land to begin with.
As many as 1,000 cattle have been counted illegally grazing on the land in years past, though Bundy claims he only owns 500 head.
Sounds like he should have simply paid for the permit. Could have saved a whole lot of trouble.
In 1998, five years after Bundy began to refuse to pay his publicly subsidized grazing fees in 1993, the BLM finally revoked his grazing permit for failure to pay those fees. Clark County then bought out that permit for $375,000 and retired them permanently to protect the desert tortoise under the Clark County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan.
"I have raised cattle on that land, which is public land for the people of Clark County, all my life."
Where is your proof that public land is being sold? I would be interested in reading from a source other than Infowars or Before its News. I don't trust Alex Jones nor anything found on that site. There has been a lot of misinformation and outright lies regarding this issue. What we need is reliable information.
If you want to live in a country where our elected representatives continue to sell our land and dignity out from under our feet
I just read it, thank you. I’m still trying to find out any information about land being sold as the OP is claiming. What I have found is that there is no land grab. At best there is a property line dispute between the BLM and the Bundys due to a river that naturally rerouted its course.
Read my post Devino!!
You mean his ranch that adjoins the BLM land, right? Where did you read that?
Bundy refused to sell his land when govt. offered a buy out!
You mean the largest solar energy company in America, right? What’s wrong with that? Is it because it’s a China based company?
China to build the largest Energy Company in America!!!
And this from this Source
The Langfang, China-based ENN Energy Group hopes to build what would be the largest solar energy complex in America. The site chosen with Rory Reid's guidance is in tiny Laughlin, Nevada,
his family [Bundy] has used land in the 600,000-acre Gold Butte area since the late 1800s.
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It's not about BLM, tortoises, past dues ( due to bull# rezoning), It's all about how disgustingly corrupt this all is! Re-zone land to get people off (American citizens) then sell it to the Chinese all the while Reid is more likely than not getting some form of payment. It's all about the USA being hijacked by criminals, so forget the talking points and weak arguments, this is about corruption.
Silver State Solar Power South, LLC, a subsidiary of First Solar Development, Inc. has submitted an application for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a solar energy generation site on public lands adjacent to the town of Primm, Nevada (north of the California/Nevada border).
Once the 30 day notice period closes, the BLM will review all submissions from interested parties to see if other companies are interested in developing solar energy in these areas. If the BLM determines that sufficient competition exists, it may use a competitive bidding process, consistent with its regulations, to select a preferred applicant in the Solar Energy Zone.
A Chinese-backed company is pulling the plug on a multibillion-dollar solar project near Laughlin after it was unable to find customers for the power that would have been generated there, a Clark County spokesman said Friday.
LAUGHLIN -- ENN Mojave Energy representatives informed Clark County officials today that they could not obtain power purchase agreements with utility companies within necessary contract deadlines, thus triggering an automatic termination of an agreement to create a solar power generation, manufacturing and research facility on 9,000 acres in southern Clark County.