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U.S. Senator Reid, son combine for China firm's desert plant
Reuters ^ | 31 August 20?? | Marcus Stern

Posted on 04/12/2014 8:56:35 AM PDT by Lorianne

U.S. Senator Harry Reid recognized nine years ago that connections between his official duties and the lobbying activities of his relatives could lead to ethical questions.

In 2003, the Nevada Democrat publicly banned relatives from lobbying him or his staff after newspaper reports showed that Nevada industries and institutions routinely turned to Reid's sons or son-in-law for representation.

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.

Craig Holman, a lobbyist for the non-partisan advocacy group Public Citizen, said the senator is dealing with "an iffy ethical landscape" because of the family connections ...

The senator has supported numerous clean energy projects in Nevada. Rory Reid cites energy as one of his specialty areas at the law firm.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at mobile.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; blm; bundyranch; china; corruption; crimeinc; enn; graft; harryreid; neilkornze; nevada; nv; pork; reid; reidmafia; reidson; roryreid; solar; turtlelie; usurped
___ older article but timely considering recent events in Nevada

Can't tell the year because idiotic Reuters didn't put the year on the article. Has to be either 2012 or 2013

1 posted on 04/12/2014 8:56:35 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne
So.....what could be happening with the BLM and Bundy Ranch and all that is just so that Harry Reid's relative can make some outrageous bucks off a FOREIGN company land grab for Federal Land, huh?
2 posted on 04/12/2014 9:02:14 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Lorianne

Add to title... “And Reid’s former Advisor who is now head of the BLM for Nevada!


3 posted on 04/12/2014 9:05:48 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Lorianne

“....China-based ENN Energy Group hopes to build what would be the largest solar energy complex in America.”

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That will result in lots of crispy wildlife in that area.

Has an environmental impact study been done or will it be waived because the Reid name is involved in the project?


4 posted on 04/12/2014 9:05:50 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: tired&retired

Congress should call for hearings immediately...


5 posted on 04/12/2014 9:06:53 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: tired&retired

And drag the hearings out until mid term elections


6 posted on 04/12/2014 9:07:23 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Lorianne
Biggest organized crime family in Las Vegas.


7 posted on 04/12/2014 9:08:07 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Lorianne

Reid has single-handedly put a roadblock in front of the US nuclear power industry by refusing to allow the Nevada nuclear waste storage area at Yucca Flats to go forward...which would guarantee higher value to lowest cost (US subsidized) Chinese wind and solar industries as an alternative to nuclear power.


8 posted on 04/12/2014 9:08:24 AM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: Lorianne

The DemocRAT Party - “Putting Foreigners First!”


9 posted on 04/12/2014 9:09:24 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Lorianne

Good find, Reuters will have to go some to twist the facts on their own article so maybe they’ll have to tell some part of the truth about Bundy.


10 posted on 04/12/2014 9:10:22 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: 353FMG

Cows and tortoise no. Solar plants and tortoise yes. Hmmmmmm! Witness the solar plant south of vegas that’s frying birds and blinding pilots. Sounds fair. They supposedly “relocated” some tortoises in that case so that makes it all good. Right?


11 posted on 04/12/2014 9:14:33 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: RightGeek

OMG Liberals should not be breeding !


12 posted on 04/12/2014 9:17:13 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: 353FMG

Yes, some very crisp desert turtles to be sure.
Mmmmm.

I’m seeing a missed food business opportunities here:

NFT Nevada Fried Turtle
Turt-Fil-A


13 posted on 04/12/2014 9:18:48 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Gaffer
Holder/DOJ has a history of playing gate keeper,

Holder blocks FBI corruption probe in Harry Reid

14 posted on 04/12/2014 9:19:43 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Lorianne

I haven’t see anywhere where this land is in relation to Bundy’s ranch or the grazing land at issue. Does anybody know?


15 posted on 04/12/2014 9:22:04 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: opentalk

2008 Black Panther Voter Intimidation in Philadelphia tells me all I need to know about that racist Holder.


16 posted on 04/12/2014 9:22:42 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Lorianne
Can't tell the year because idiotic Reuters didn't put the year on the article

Fri, Aug 31 was in 2013.

17 posted on 04/12/2014 9:25:51 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Lorianne
Can't tell the year because idiotic Reuters didn't put the year on the article. Has to be either 2012 or 2013

Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:06am EDT

18 posted on 04/12/2014 9:25:55 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: PistolPaknMama

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3142972/posts?q=1&;page=101#101

related to dry lake solar energy project, BLM reported to have remove this from their site, saved on FR thread


19 posted on 04/12/2014 9:26:18 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Lorianne

Guess we know how Reis obtained his ten million.


20 posted on 04/12/2014 9:26:30 AM PDT by Vaduz
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related


21 posted on 04/12/2014 9:33:01 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

related to dry lake solar energy project, BLM reported to have remove this from their site, saved on FR thread...


God bless FR and diligent FReepers.

Yet another reason to donate to FR :)


22 posted on 04/12/2014 9:37:50 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Lorianne

“His DingyNess”Once Again In Evidence?Can This Be”CoIncidental”??


23 posted on 04/12/2014 10:01:53 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: Lorianne

And that’s why the fuss over this swath of land?

All the elements for a little civil war here.

And they’re going to put up scads of panels? Is that going to be any kinder to the turtles?


24 posted on 04/12/2014 10:04:36 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Lorianne

That project fell through.


25 posted on 04/12/2014 10:18:25 AM PDT by crz
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To: Lorianne

We’re entering an era where soon no cow will be safe in America. Cows who have lost their sense of direction and wander onto country roads, as well as those who emit more gas than the EPA finds acceptable are being targeted by the government.

Many older Americans suffer from the same problems, yet they’re simply placed in nursing homes. Where is PETA in all this? Certainly the government can simply require farmers to fence in their cattle rather than evict farmers over wandering-cow syndrome.

And cows, of all animals! Not only do they provide us with milk and cheese, but they’ve proven over the years to be civilized enough to merely laugh off insults like being called ‘’Bossy,’’ unlike certain females of the human species.

As far as Harry Reid’s Nevada is concerned, it’s time for patriotic Americans to impose a Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions program against that state until Harry is removed from office. Nevada already has the second-highest unemployment rate in the country, 8.5%, which is just below Illinois’ at 8.7%; and Illinois, which has the same low bond rating as Detroit had before it went bankrupt, is also about to go over the cliff.

For inflicting Harry Reid on the country for so many years, Nevada deserves to join those economic misfits in the poorhouse.


26 posted on 04/12/2014 10:24:17 AM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: HiTech RedNeck

In several countries throughout Asia,Africa and South America....when crime gets too big................they call it government.


27 posted on 04/12/2014 10:31:29 AM PDT by Therapsid
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To: Therapsid

I’d imagine Confucius would have some choice things to say about it, had he seen modern times.


28 posted on 04/12/2014 10:35:57 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Bluestocking

Moo.


29 posted on 04/12/2014 10:36:37 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: tired&retired

Time for Read to resign or be cenused for this bid to line his silver pockets with gold. He needs to be fully investigated—it will come after November.


30 posted on 04/12/2014 11:50:31 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Lorianne

With thousands of acres, I’m sure they could fence off the areas for the solar power plant...Plenty of room for cows and sunshine...

Perhaps the Chinese want the whole kit n kaboodle for future plans...Or Reid will make them pay for the entire property so there’s enough cash to dip his fingers into...


31 posted on 04/12/2014 12:48:12 PM PDT by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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To: Lorianne

Story ran Aug. 31, 2012.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/31/us-usa-china-reid-solar-idUSBRE87U06D20120831


32 posted on 04/12/2014 3:16:38 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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