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U.S. Senator Reid, son combine for China firm's Nevada desert plant (2012)
reuters ^ | WASHINGTON Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:06am EDT | By Marcus Stern

Posted on 04/14/2014 4:07:28 AM PDT by dennisw

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

The two Reids deny discussing the ENN project.

"I have never discussed the project with my father or his staff," said Rory Reid. Kristen Orthman, a spokeswoman for the senator, said he had not discussed the project with his son.

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,

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 113th; bundy; china; dncrico; reid; reidrico

1 posted on 04/14/2014 4:07:28 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

FWIW, this is apparently old and defunct news, and it is now another Democrat crony-donor project putting pressure on the land Bundy’s cattle are trespassing:

http://libertyunyielding.com/2014/04/12/feds-want-relocate-desert-tortoise-chinese-solar-farm-sponsored-harry-reid/


2 posted on 04/14/2014 4:13:11 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: dennisw

“The two Reids deny discussing the ENN project.”

Strange family. They discuss with press but not each other.


3 posted on 04/14/2014 4:15:39 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: dennisw
desert site that it is buying well below appraised value

IMO there is an effort underway to pay off the Chinese with sweetheart deals on American land and industry so they won’t dump the trillion in treasury notes they are holding.

4 posted on 04/14/2014 4:16:05 AM PDT by Bobalu (Four Cokes And A Fried Chicken)
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To: dennisw

They actually mentioned a possible Reid connection on FOX news this morning.


5 posted on 04/14/2014 4:16:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dennisw
Rory Reid cites energy as one of his specialty areas at the law firm.

A lawyer knows nothing about energy. It knows how to make money from representing energy firm, and, in this case, foreign governments.

6 posted on 04/14/2014 4:20:47 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Thank you for the link. This is what I thought was going on because I knew the Chinese deal in Laughin was done and everyone seems to be pointing to it to obfuscate the real true story at Gold Butte. Typical “Left Hand/Right Hand” misdirection play.

What makes this one even worse is the connection to First Solar on the crony capitalism side. You know, the guys who were bundlers for the Democrats and Obama who came in with billions in “green” subsidies, laid off its US employees and went off shore?

Never mind the fact that I’m sure all of the panels would be coming from China as well. So in a round about way, there still is a Chinese connection.


7 posted on 04/14/2014 4:40:39 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: mazda77

Huh—you’re probably right about the misdirection. The sooner we can stand on truth and accuracy, of course, the better.


8 posted on 04/14/2014 4:45:05 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: dennisw

CROOKS! Harry should resign immediately, but I don’t think he is the only self serving crook in Washington.


9 posted on 04/14/2014 4:49:37 AM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: 9YearLurker

I know the area well. Have family there so I knew right away that the proposed Chinese plant at Laughlin was not anywhere close to the Bundy Ranch area. I bought property near Overton which is just south of the Bundy standoff area. I did a lot of searching in them thar hills.


10 posted on 04/14/2014 4:49:44 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: dennisw

11 posted on 04/14/2014 5:03:24 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: dennisw

I suspect that Rory Reid independent of his powerful & influntiental father’s inference was able to convince the Chinese Solar Company to have him represent them and help guide them through the maze of Government red tape. With out any assistance from his father. It is not inconceivable that any independent ‘agent’ for a such a large (huge) project as this solar farm would get a percentage deal. I would guess 1% -2% would be considered fair compensation. After all Rory would have to untangle red tape in Nevada and Washington. Without any input from his father,the powerful and influential Harry Reid. I think that is how it will be told by Brian Williams.
OH! By the way 1% of $5,000,000,000.00 is $50,000,000.00

Now if you believe this one, Let me tell you about that gold mine I have for sale.


12 posted on 04/14/2014 5:08:03 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: dennisw
"I have never discussed the project with my father or his staff," said Rory Reid. Kristen Orthman, a spokeswoman for the senator, said he had not discussed the project with his son.

Stop, stop. I can't stop laughing at this one.

Anybody who believes this whopper doesn't have enough sense to come in out of the rain.

Hopefully, next year, Reid will be minority leader, or just another backbencher. The people who elected this grasping fraud deserve what they get.

13 posted on 04/14/2014 5:40:25 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
- Dirty Fairy Harry Reid -

14 posted on 04/14/2014 5:58:26 AM PDT by devolve (- Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - I need more SPACE - Obama Jr -)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Amazing contrast. Corrupt to the core.


15 posted on 04/14/2014 6:15:40 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

I noticed that too......the pro forma lie that is so ridiculous. Only an idiot will believe this

His lawyer/liar/lobbyist son learned at Harry’s knee


16 posted on 04/14/2014 6:26:33 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

- If i like your land I will take your land……..


17 posted on 04/14/2014 6:40:51 AM PDT by devolve (- Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - I need more SPACE - Obama Jr -)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
"The people who elected this grasping fraud deserve what they got"

Senator Reid won his seat in the Senate, way back then, because the GOP candidate wasn't good enough. The libertarian candidate syphoned enough votes away from the GOPer and Reid got elected.

And again more recently, it looked as if Reid would lose his re-election but the right wing kooks didn't think GOP candidate was good enough so the nominated Sharon Angle who lost to Reid.

Sharon Angle's most prominent supporter was Mama Griz, so you could say that Sarah Palin got what she deserved.

Anyway, back to the original story, apparently, all we now have is another nutjob conspiracy theory. The land in question is land owned by the county, not the BLM.

18 posted on 04/14/2014 6:42:03 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: dennisw

I am not reading carefully. Don’t have time to filter right now. So, is this Chinese solar company pushed by the Reids intended to be on the land Mr. Bundy grazes? Before I continue to push it, I want to be sure. I understand that the real story is the Chinese want solid assets for their investments here. BTW, a Chinese bought a dry land farm down the road for twice the market value. Always thought it was odd but friends say that investments of $500,000 give them a visa to travel back and forth freely.


19 posted on 04/14/2014 6:42:27 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
"I am not reading carefully"

You need to. The land the Chinese solar company wanted was a long way from Bundy and the land was owned by the County, not BLM.

20 posted on 04/14/2014 6:57:27 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

The land in question over Bundy is owned by the state not the BLM either. I am not aware of the BLM being able to own anything. Are they not oversight? Both of these deals are offensive.


21 posted on 04/14/2014 7:02:16 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: Ben Ficklin
Ben, here is the point. I don't care if Sharon Angle was a terrible candidate, non photogenic, wooden, a kook, a nut, far right etc. etc. She is not as big a criminal as Harry Reid. It is up to the electorate to inform themselves and either elect the lesser of two evils (if it comes down to that) or live with the consequences.

The whole country, in fact the entire free world, is living with the result of an uninformed electorate.

22 posted on 04/14/2014 7:05:21 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: outinyellowdogcountry
In paragraph 4 it says "from Clark County"

In the 8th paragraph from the bottom, it says "Commissioners approved the deal", meaning county commissioners.

You are right, the BLM doesn't own any land. The land is owned by the federal govt and the BLM administers/manages the land

The agencies that manage the federal lands like BLM and Forest service are called land agencies.

The state also owns land within the state, but not Bundy's land. The counties own land within the state, but not Bundy's land.

23 posted on 04/14/2014 7:35:18 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: outinyellowdogcountry

BLM is oversight and land management/ The Federal Govt (maybe via the Dept of the Interior) owns these Nevada lands. 60% of Nevada

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The majority of public lands in the United States are held in trust for the American people by the federal government and managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the United States National Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation, or the Fish and Wildlife Service under the Department of the Interior, or the United States Forest Service under the Department of Agriculture. Other federal agencies that manage public lands include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the United States Department of Defense, which includes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.[4]


24 posted on 04/14/2014 8:37:11 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Ben Ficklin

I heard Mr. Bundy on Hannity’s radio program Friday say specifically that he paid the fees for the land to the state because they own it. Now you say differently. But I heard Bundy.


25 posted on 04/14/2014 3:07:17 PM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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