Skip to comments.Bombshell: Harry Reid behind Bundy cattle ranch scandal, according to purged documents
Posted on 04/12/2014 10:14:47 AM PDT by jimbo123
Amid the growing standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government, reports are growing that Senate Majority Harry Reids little-known ties to a Chinese solar energy giant could be playing a major role in the confrontation.
Reid, D-Nev., and his oldest son, Rory, a former chairman of the Clark County, Nev., County Commission, are both deeply involved in a plan by ENN Energy Group to build a huge solar farm in southern Nevada, according to a Reuters report from August 2012.
Land the Bundy family has been using for cattle ranching is getting in the way of that project, according to documents formerly posted on the Bureau of Land Managements government website but since removed.
The acting director of the Bureau of Land Management is Neil Kornze, a former senior policy advisor for Reid.
Here is a screenshot of one crucial document from Googles cache.
The most interesting line might be:
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 federal governments story so far is that the whole showdown is necessary for the protection of gopher tortoises.
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While it wouldn’t at all surprise me, I’ve learned long ago that when the word “bombshell” is used ... it ain’t.
Deep-fry his ass (if found guilty) by the solar panel.
Chinese solar energy giant + Reid = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Dirty Harry link to BLM ping He and his son brokering millions dollar deal with Chicoms.
There was another article which said it had to do with huge oil reserves. So is it oil or solar? Or both?
The same can be said about:
Wind turbines + politicians = $$$$$$$$$
Ethanol in gasoline + politicians = $$$$$$$$$
New type lightbulbs + politicians = $$$$$$$$$
Global warming theory + politicians = $$$$$$$$
And in each instance much of the $$$$$$$$ ends up in the pockets of the politicians.
The plot sickens...
Nevada is a microcosm of the US: A bunch of Californians moved in because of the cheap housing; people who have no connection with the history or mindset of Nevadans. These people now outnumber the original Nevadans. They will want their water and their oil and their solar power and they won't give two beans about what happens to the original farmers, ranchers, and settlers.
This is partly due to the comparatively liberal attitudes of the newcomers. But it is also partly due to the "conservatives" who made Nevada such a great business environment that it enticed so many people to move there.
In any case, so long as the neon lights stay on and the shrimp cocktails remain chilled in Vegas they'll be happy.
Agree 100% they have been exposed and the MSM is owned I think the election is already fixed $$$$$$$$ works in D.C.
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...
It’s worth looking at... Starting to seem that lots of dems are crooks...Are the Chinese in on “medicare advantage” too?
interesting, this needed Federal approval, selling public land to a foreign interest....MSM not covering
I don't know which Freeper snatched this & the maps before they were scrubbed, but good work!
I think so too. But if that ain’t a run-on sentence....
Too bad for us though there are not enough cajones in Congress to motivate anything beyond rhetoric.
I suppose no one should be surprised.
Isn’t it interesting how the communists work? No wonder Harry isn’t complaining....He is as dirty as they come. It is why he is willing to see O continue on
Too bad we don't have a free press - they could check this out...
Neil Kornze, Principal Deputy Director, Bureau of Land Management
Hildy, the GOPe shill at FR says this is not about the deal, it’s about tortoises and the BLM ruining the Western States. So, we know how the GOPe wants to protect filthy Harry ‘Temple Recommend’ Reid.
Well, well, well. The dots have connected in a circle around ol’ Harry.
Stop oil, promote solar.
Reid has opposed road building in national forests and supported setting aside 5.6 million acres in southern Nevada to protect the threatened desert tortoise.
More than 85 percent of Nevada is federally owned; there are 48 major mines and more than 179,000 active claims on that land. “The economy of rural Nevada is tied to the mining industry in a big way,” explains Alan Coyner, chief administrator of the Nevada Division of Minerals. The industry claims to generate 102,000 jobs and pump $9.6 billion annually into the economy. “If a punitive royalty is imposed that closes or doesn’t allow a bunch of mines to open,” says Coyner, “then you’ve got a bunch of unemployed Nevadans.”
Nevada’s Cortez Mountains, a rugged chain where Barrick Gold plans to excavate 6,750 acres of public land thought to contain 250 tons of gold. The delay of mining reform has been an unquestionable boon to the project, known as the Cortez Hills mine. If the House bill had become law, the site’s known reserves would generate as much as $450 million in royalties.
Until the next gold rush, Searchlight struggles to reinvent itself. A whorehouse is now a senior center. Near the lot where Reid’s childhood home once stood, a billboard advertises a casino. A subdivision for snowbirds that recently went up along Harry Reid Road sits largely vacant. It’s hard not to wonder what might have happened if more than a century of mining royalties had helped fund parks and sidewalks.
As the agencys Principal Deputy Director. Kornze oversees the agencys management of more than 245 million acres of public land nationwide.
Before coming to the BLM, Kornze worked as a Senior Policy Advisor to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Please politely share your concerns with Director Kornze who, as a representative of the people presumably looks forward to hearing from you
BLM Washington Office
1849 C Street NW, Rm. 5665
Washington DC 20240
Theres a $5 billion foreign energy project in the works, with Reid and his son directly involved, and his former go-to guy on development issues in the drivers seat at the Bureau of Land Management.
And theres an American citizen and cattle rancher standing in the way of federal agents armed with guns and the full power of the federal government behind them.
What could go wrong?
Neil Kornze’s Overview
Senior Policy Advisor at U.S. Senator Harry Reid
London School of Economics and Political Science
Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Senator Harry Reid
January 2003 January 2011 (8 years 1 month)
Yo got some essplaining to do Harry.
“Twenty years ago the Bureau of Land Management had a lower approval rating than the Internal Revenue Service. But they have done a good job of becoming more modernized.”
“Neil was born and raised in Elko County. He really does understand the role of rural America. He has a Masters degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He has, as indicated here, spent a lot of time in my office.”
“he understands to develop policy in the Western part of the United States you have to have consensus. There is a lot of competing interest there and he understands that. And frankly, he and I have learned a lot of that together. You just cant charge forward and do what you know is right because you may be wrong.”
President Obama has nominated Nevadan Neil Kornze to lead the Bureau of Land Management. Kornze has championed the administrations plans to lease public lands for solar-energy projects.
Previously he worked for eight years as an aide to Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev).
Kornzes boss, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, had this to say about him: Neil has helped implement forward-looking reforms at the BLM to promote energy development in areas of minimal conflict, drive landscape-level planning efforts, and dramatically expand the agencys use of technology to speed up the process for energy permitting.
Kornze played a key role in developing the Western Solar Plan, which established 17 low-conflict zones for commercial solar energy development and also identified lands appropriate for conservation, and the agencys approval of 47 solar, wind and geothermal utility-scale projects on public lands, as a leader of the Departments Renewable Energy Strike Team. When built, these projects [will] add up to more than 13,300 megawatts enough electricity to power 4.6 million homes and support 19,000 construction and operations jobs. He also has been a leader in reforming BLMs oil and gas program, including the upcoming launch of a nation-wide online permitting system that could significantly reduce drilling permit processing times, and in the bureaus efforts to enhance and increase visitors to the diverse system of national conservation lands.
RICO, RICO, RICO.
What about the Bunny Ranch? Has Harry been there?
Harry, call for you on the RED phone.
Thanks for the Dirty Harry ping.
He’d have been charged for “assault with a dead weapon”.
Looks like the sort of guy who you could hand a shovel to, and confidently declare to be a Kornze-holer.
LOL - good point.
“[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. Reid has been one of the projects 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”
Besides the $$, this helps Agenda 21, by reducing our food supply.
Well, Senator “Harrison Roberts” had whores and free rooms at DeNiro’s casino in “Casino”...
Well, well, well. The dots have connected in a circle around ol Harry.
But will the congressional chickens be too scared to roost on him?????
Harry go to the Bunny Ranch? I doubt it. He probably has his hookers sent to him via a high-end escort agency.
He looks like a perv, either he likes to slap girls around or he likes them to slap him around.
He looks like a voyeur - he likes to watch.