BOMBSHELL: Is Sen. Harry Reid Behind the BLM Land Grab of the Bundy Ranch?

REID-COMMIE

Best buddies: Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid with Chinese Vice-Premier Wang Qishan
during what the Washington Post called a “secret, week-long trip to China” in 2011.

by Gina Cassini | Top Right News

Website FreeRepublic Exposes BLM “document dump” that suggests attempted cover-up of Sen. Reid/Chinese gov’t takeover of ranch for solar farm.

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.

The first segment of the document pulled by the feds from BLM.gov.

Above: The first segment of the document pulled by the feds from BLM.gov. (FreeRepublic.com)

Deleted from BLM.gov but reposted for posterity by  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.

The second segment of the document pulled by the feds from BLM.gov.

The second segment of the document pulled by the feds from BLM.gov.

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.”

Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone and surrounding area (Click to enlarge.)

Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone and surrounding area (Click to enlarge.)

“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.”

Back 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.

And journalist Marcus Stern with Reuters also reported that Sen. Reid was heavily involved in the deal as well.

“[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.”

“Reid is accused of using the new BLM chief as a puppet to control Nevada land (already over 84% of which is owned by the federal government) and pay back special interests,” she added. “BLM has proven that they’ve a situational concern for the desert tortoise as they’ve had no problem waiving their rules concerning wind or solar power development. Clearly these developments have vastly affected a tortoise habitat more than a century-old, quasi-homesteading grazing area.”

“If only Clive Bundy were a big Reid donor.”

Kudos to FreeRepublic, and Jim Robinson, the conservative legend who runs it, for doing Americans this service. The BLM can run, but it can’t hide.

(As some readers may recall, FreeRepublic also exposed CBS News’ fraudulent documents regarding George W. Bush National Guard service during the 2004 campaign. FR is a venerable website which rarely gets its due from conservative websites).

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  • Christian

    lol old Hairy is as crooked and corrupt as they come. Here is hoping for some cowboy justice..

    • flicker66

      Christian, I agree wholeheartedly. Harry is the personification of what’s wrong with this country – AND HE GETS AWAY WITH IT!!. Unbelievable!

      • disqus_4WrNQhMMG4

        He’s not gotten away with it YET. I’d imagine he is VERY CONCERNED right about now!!! Let’s TRY the bastard. Let’s DEMAND that the public gets a vote on PUBLIC LAND USE…. or is “public land” just some sweet term for Congress’s land??? And let’s demand the public gets money off any public land lease!!!

  • David Krutsinger

    Doesn’t surprise me in the least, ask him about the Bullhead City/Laughlin bridge.

  • ross mcglockness

    FK U harry reid. you are an ignorant, pathetic, despicable piece of trash.

  • David Dunn

    pay your ele ..bill to china

  • Dana F. Davis

    How could we be so foolish as to assume that Reid, absolute public wimp, does anything other than say yes to those who purchase him – every word out of his mouth, every act promoted in Congress – is but the voice of corruption.

  • tomads

    Now is the time to place all our civil servants, including those elected, under 24/7 surveillance!
    Just like we all are…

    • disqus_4WrNQhMMG4

      ABSOLUTELY!!!! They are not to be trusted!

  • GlarryB

    So as Dirty Harry damns the Koch Brothers, shouldn’t it be driven home that Harvey Whittemore is much more evil than they ?? If his name is thrown about in a negative way, I’m sure Dirty Harry will receive word from him to “cease and desist” .

    • disqus_4WrNQhMMG4

      LOL he’s in BED with KOCH like everyone else in Washington!! It’s all LIES! Run the FILTH OUT!!! Maybe it’s time for LOCAL government for a while…. Let’s take care of our own communities… .And that would solve pollution, too, because if a company ruined local water, the people would demand change…. When things happen so far away, it’s hard to care.

  • Roy Mallmann

    Poor Harry Reid just shows up on every criminal land deal. How do you think that he made his money on his federal salary? I bet his parents would be proud of him.

  • popular stories

    Harry Reid is the scum of the earth and a black eye on the LDS church.

  • mjnellett

    When Harry Reid passes away all his pallbearers will have to do is screw his crooked butt into the ground. Reid is a slimy piece of work. Reid is willing to brutally remove an American to give the Red Chinese, American land in which he obviously has a heavy investment?? Gee what happened to our great American free press? It died in 2008 when Obama got elected.

    • disqus_4WrNQhMMG4

      I don’t know when it died…. We’ve been going down hill a long, long time…

  • flicker66

    Why isn’t he and his corrupt antics being exposed by the republicans. Harry the undertaker needs to meet up with Bobbie Lee Swaggert!

  • william russell

    Hey all you people elected him over and over and he has screwed you all. Maybe someday the citizens will wake up and make some changes. What is being done to this 67 year man is ugly, nasty, disgusting and wrong. Reid condemns the koch brothers, but at least they are honest and up front and say what they feel and are doing. Reid is a snake in the grass that makes deals behind the doors along with rory to get rich.

    • Bill

      There hasn’t been an election in the United States that wasn’t rigged in years. Both major parties are as crooked as has ever been seen in modern times. Venezuela’s and Mexico’s election have rubbed off on our country.

    • disqus_4WrNQhMMG4

      Oh, I’m pretty sure Reid is about to be pink slipped by the good citizens of Nevada… ;)

  • Lois Elmore

    Harry is just like his son…..they are both crooks…getting wealthier using American tax dollars.

  • Frank W Brown

    dirty harry, STFU and go away, PERIOD!

  • stan25

    Somehow this does not surprise me. I always kind of figured that Dirty Harry had his grimy paws in the pot somewhere.

  • mattigr

    The man needs to hung on the BLM range! Get him out of this Country!

  • lifetalker

    But what about the poor Desert Turtle?

    • jimmie redding

      They are fine. If they let him get away with wind mills. Don’t know

  • jimmie redding

    It’s about time to get rid of Harry Reid. No matter how. Just pull his finger and toe nails out first. He’s really looking out for Nevada, Don’t you think? I believe Nevada knows how to get rid of him

  • B Dog

    For some reason, the most evil Dems get a pass when it comes to “justice” – Eric Holder, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and (of course) President Barak Obama!

    • disqus_4WrNQhMMG4

      This Dem is DONE. I thought they gave a damn about the environment. Well, you don’t bring an army against a rancher because he’s in the way of your payday. You don’t murder tortoises while using them as an excuse for bringing that army. You don’t put your son and your buddy in power to make a corrupt deal. I AM DONE!!!! I hated Obama since the Monsanto Protection Act. Now I hate Reid…. And so do my democrat friends following this.

      • http://www.nosite.com MBrettH

        Welcome home, my friend.

      • teridavisnewman

        Welcome to America. It’s We the People, not You the Government.

    • dekate

      So true.! When will they get theirs.!!

  • Eugene Howard

    All this with reid and china and I quess our leader knows nothing about it

  • thestormy

    I can’t stand dirty harry but he gets away with it because the rest of them are as corrupt as he is. They can’t afford to hold one another accountable. There aren’t enough coffins to hold all of the closet skeletons in the town of the Wasteland,Diabolical Conspirators known as Washington D.C

    o

  • http://www.yahoo.com SuperFly

    And they laugh….its time for us to laugh at them. Time to rid America of these leftist liberal tyrants.

  • Daniel Brewer

    My suggestion: post Harry Reids contact Info

  • Daniel Brewer

    Washington DC

    522 Hart Senate Office Building

    Washington , DC 20510

    Phone: 202-224-3542

    Fax: 202-224-7327

    Toll Free for Nevadans: 1-866-SEN-REID

    Reno

    400 South Virginia Street, Suite 902
    Courthouse and Federal Building

    Reno , NV 89501

    Phone: 775-686-5750

    Fax: 775-686-5757

    Carson City

    600 East William Street
    #304

    Carson City , NV 89701

    Phone: 775-882-7343

    Fax: 775-883-1980

    Las Vegas

    333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8016
    Lloyd D. George Building

    Las Vegas , NV 89101

    Phone: 702-388-5020

    Fax: 702-388-5030

  • Bill

    Dirty Harry will Definantly profit from this. Why doesn’t some one look up what mineral rights he has acquired? Bets are you can’t find them because he has them illegally hidden under dummy corporations, He is bad.

  • LCMB

    Nevada Solar Factory Canceled
    by Chris Clarke
    on July 10, 2013 5:59 PM

    http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/solar/photovoltaic-pv/nevada-solar-factory-canceled.html

    “A project that would have included a solar power station and a million-square-foot solar panel factory a few miles from the California state line won’t be built, its backers announced last month.” (From 2013)

    • alm3texas

      Just read this article. Interesting. What it tells me and what is going on now is that last July, Cliven Bundy wasn’t planning on leaving then either. So what Harry and his pals still needed to do is exactly what is going on now….”cancelled” the Bundy removal then only to be “restarted” now. He was still “in the way” and if you think for one moment that cancelling it last July, 2013 meant never building it ask the other 52 families forced out. They had someone digging in. And that apparently was Cliven Bundy!

      • alm3texas

        If you go to http://www.infowars.com you will find the article by Kit Daniels that lays out the notes and emails of the efforts from Reid and BLM to rid their desired area of Cliven Bundy….They found all of the deleted notes regarding this entire push on Bundy. Please go and read (Reid) them.

  • m357

    This article would be credible except that the whole issue started long before the trip in 2011, it started in 1993 when Jack Ass Bundy decided to stop paying for his grazing rights.

    • alm3texas

      Oftentimes a person continues to “do the right thing” until they learn it wasn’t the “right thing” after all. Then they dig in! The citizens of the USA are also now realizing the same things as the blindfolds are coming off.

  • Lighthorse51

    Absolutely. The most corrupt politician to ever come out of Nevada.

    • retired_geek

      Nevada has long been on the leading edge of political corruption – and while Harry seems to be coated with slime I’m not sure he ranks at the top of the list of corrupt Nevada politicians – in your free time you might want to read the history of the establishment of casinos in Nevada. Or if something more contemporary is more your cup of tea, check out senator John Ensign who resigned in disgrace in 2009.

      No doubt our Texas politicians could learn a lesson or two from Nevada.

  • Stephen Mosier

    About fifty years after the Teapot dome scandal broke it was replaced by Watergate as the greatest scandal in American politics. Now, forty years later, what is starting to look like the Dirty Harry Scandal might bump Watergate off the top of the list. Of course it will first have to overcome stiff competition for that title from the IRS Scandal, the Benghazi Cover-up, the HLS Spying Scandal, and the Fast and Furious Scandal. Or, on the other hand it is possible that there is “not a smidgeon of any corruption” there. Or there. Or there. Or there. Or there.

    • disqus_4WrNQhMMG4

      I think this is the worst. Our govt was ready to use military force against a citizen, because he was inconvenient for their land deal. I think this is the greatest disgrace in American history.

  • Jayme Brown

    We would like a solar field located on state land just outside of Indian Springs NV. Let the prisoners learn how to build, maintain and clean solar panals from High Desert Prison. BLM surronds for expansion

  • Mike Uguccioni

    No wonder Obama let Russia take Crimea. Now it’s happening in our own backyard.

  • pen44

    What goes under the snake’s belly often winds up on the snake’s back………Reid is heading for a fall, and this takeover is obviously on him!!

    • retired_geek

      Good luck on catching him – he was able to tap dance around recent allegations of the misuse of campaign funds by simply repaying the money. The metaphor of a bank robber getting off if he returned the money comes to mind. And I don’t see any movement on the paert of Congress to expel him, or at least censure him.

  • Azsteve53

    I hope this finds a way to go viral, no one will be overly surprised given the propensity for democrat corruption.

  • alm3texas

    Giant Kudos to Alex Jones and http://www.infowars.com for breaking this story yesterday and yea to everyone else who is picking it up and telling the truth of it all. Notice not one MSM station has touched this revelation with a 10 ft. pole….Go figure.

    • retired_geek

      I think that you need to show a little compassion for the voters of Nevada. I suspect that Nevada keeps reelecting Harry Reid for the same reason we here in Houston keep reelecting Shelia Jackson Lee – it’s the only sure way to get them out of town.

      • alm3texas

        That’s for sure. Lived in Houston 30 years. She is unbelievable and more vocal than ever, unfortunately. And now the nutjob Mayor the city also turned around & re-elected again. So many people-so little time? Still in denial. Recalls should be popping up everywhere !

        • teridavisnewman

          It’s hard to outvote the dead Democrats and the illegals. We have the same problem in Illinois.

  • Christina Baker

    It’s up to the voters of Nevada to oust Harry. You get the government you deserve.

    • retired_geek

      I think that you need to show a little compassion for the voters of
      Nevada. I suspect that Nevada keeps reelecting Harry Reid for the same
      reason we here in Houston keep reelecting Shelia Jackson Lee – it’s the
      only sure way to get them out of town.

    • Rezeya Montecore

      It’s up to the voters to do their damn homework and figure out this story is total BS and the ranch has not a bloody thing to do with this solar site.

  • GoodBusiness

    Check the Constitution – can you find any authority for the Federal Government owning land inside the States?

    http://articlevprojecttorestoreliberty.com/insist-it-means-what-it-says-it-means.html

  • Johnny Goldwater

    Yes.

  • Christine Goodrow

    The BLM uses props for land grab excuses ALL THE TIME.
    BLM sites sage grouse & tortoises as their reason to round up & slaughter Federally protected mustangs.
    Not allowing any filming of their brutal round-ups either. Their thus mentality has FINALLY been seen to the public. Make no mistake, this is NOT new behavior for them.

  • Dan Barber

    Harry Reid has a sociopathic personality disorder, as demontrated by his corrupt actions. He has apparently passed on those traits to this heirs… The judges who ordered the cattle on the Bundy Ranch need to be identified and also need to be looked at for related corruption and collusion with the Reid’s and the Chinese Government.

    • Rezeya Montecore

      You’re referring to his corrupt actions that don’t stand up under the faintest research given Bundy’s ranch is nowhere near the damn Mojave Energy site?

      Yeah, boy, he’s such a jerk, even the imaginary things he does are terrible! But he’s still not as pathological as a partisan political fanatic who will believe ANYTHING that confirms his prejudices. You… haven’t seen anyone like that around here, have you, Dan? >_>;

  • disqus_4WrNQhMMG4

    As an advocate of solar energy, this whole thing breaks my heart. How DARE Reid turn an environmental crisis into profit for himself and his son, and some foreigners??? How DARE they use lies to explain why they targeted a 67 year old honest man and his family, who live a traditional American lifestyle WITH THE LAND!!! BUNDY is a steward of the land, for God’s sake!! And WHY couldn’t they have approached the ranchers, if they had “good intentions” of making a solar plant, and paid them well to relocate, giving them a CHOICE? Why can’t the residents of CLARK COUNTY VOTE on if they want the plant??? I am brokenhearted right now. There is truly NO ONE of honesty or integrity trying to save us from carbon pollution, only THUGS who claim to be American politicians, but would put a GUN to a man’s family in order to turn a profit….. This is a TRAGEDY for our country… WHAT CAN WE DO?

    • teridavisnewman

      Well, since there’s no such thing as global warming, you can stop worrying. Do some research, the temperature of the planet has been dropping for years.

    • Fast Eddie

      You should feel bad…..bad people have been playing you like a cheep fiddle in order to take away your rights.

  • YouAreJoking

    The Chinese project was to be near Laughton, which is nowhere near the Bundy property or the disputed grazing areas. Laughton is South of Las Vegas near the CA/NV/AZ border. That project was on Clark County-owned land. The project has also been cancelled. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jun/14/company-dumps-big-laughlin-solar-project-says-mark/

    That project was unrelated to the federal Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone that the BLM pages document and is much closer to Bundy’s ranch.

  • Rosanna Hoffarth

    Harry Reid is responsible for a lot of crooked things, including the high price of milk. Just look up the milk regulatory act of 2008. A bill that he wrote and pushed through, but his dairy buddies in nevada are exempt!

  • herbygee

    Let’s try to remember that the U.S. is fed by this cattle. We have a corrupt government that needs to reimburse Mr. Bundy for the expense and heartache of a corrupt senator.

  • teridavisnewman

    Reid is the 3rd biggest scumbag in DC behind Holder and Obama.

  • David Tropp

    The Commie dealing the Chinese another SOLANDA failure!

  • George Smith

    To me what is really sick about the whole mess is who is out there on Bundy land trying to enforce the stealing of this man’s cattle. The Texas Rangers were formed to stop rich Baron’s in the West stealing and running the farmers and the poor from their lands. Guess it doesn’t matter when the Baron is a Senator.

  • JG

    I support amnesty for undocumented cattle.

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