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The BLM had canceled Bundy's permit for the Bunkerville allotment in 1994. But he continued to let his cattle graze on the vast, sage-dotted landscape -- without paying the $2-per-head-per-month fee and in violation of a federal court order that he remove his herd to preserve the habitat for the federally protected desert tortoise.
How about doing your own research
Oh and about that land being sold to China?? Or do you just want to ignore that one.
Whether Senator Harry Reid initiated the BLM seizure of Cliven Bundy’s ranch or not, can be up for debate. But since the head of the Bureau of Land Management is Reid’s former senior adviser, there is no doubt that Harry Reid could pick up a phone and put an end to this whole standoff. So much for Harry Reid stepping up to help Nevadans.
Now there is a theory being bandied about that Senator Reid is actually instigating the expulsion of Mr. Bundy and his cattle because Chinese interests want to build a giant solar power facility on the land where Bundy’s cattle now graze. These Chinese interests are also suspected of funneling campaign contributions illegally to Harry Reid’s election campaigns. This wouldn’t be the first time Senator Reid has been associated with illegal campaign contributions. See examples: Jack Abramoff, Harvey Whittemore, and illegally giving campaign money to his granddaughter. Recently an FBI investigation into Senator Reid was suddenly called off by Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department.
The Bureau of Land Management, whose Director was Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) former senior adviser, has purged documents from its web site stating that the agency wants Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle off of the land his family has worked for over 140 years in order to make way for solar panel power stations.
Deleted from BLM.gov but reposted for posterity by the Free Republic, the BLM document entitled “Cattle Trespass Impacts” directly states that Bundy’s cattle “impacts” solar development, more specifically the construction of “utility-scale solar power generation facilities” on “public lands.”
“Non-Governmental Organizations have expressed concern that the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone utilizes Gold Butte as the location for offsite mitigation for impacts from solar development, and that those restoration activities are not durable with the presence of trespass cattle,” the document states.
Another BLM report entitled Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone (BLM Technical Note 444) reveals that Bundy’s land in question is within the “Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone and surrounding area” which is part of a broad U.S. Department of Energy program for “Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States” on land “managed” by BLM.
“In 2012, the BLM and the U.S. Department of Energy published the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States,” the report reads. “The Final Solar Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement assessed the impact of utility-scale solar energy development on public lands in the six southwestern states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.”
“The Approved Resource Management Plan Amendments/Record of Decision (ROD) for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States implemented a comprehensive solar energy program for public lands in those states and incorporated land use allocations and programmatic and SEZ-specific design features into land use plans in the six-state study area.”
In 2012, the New American reported that Harry Reid’s son, Rory Reid, was the chief representative for a Chinese energy firm planning to build a $5-billion solar plant on public land in Laughlin, Nevada.
I believe this should help answer some of your questions.
Under the terms of the option/purchase agreement with the county, ENN needed to obtain sufficient PPAs in order to exercise the option to purchase Phase 1 of their project’s land in Laughlin, about 90 miles south of Las Vegas. The PPAs had to be secured by this month, according to the agreement approved by the County Commission in December 2011, and automatically terminated Thursday.”