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BLM’s Nevada Cattle Aggression Linked to Solar Power Plans
Heartland News ^ | 4/25/14 | Alyssa Carducci

Posted on 04/25/2014 9:05:10 AM PDT by smokingfrog

Environmental mitigation necessary for a planned solar power project may have motivated the federal Bureau of Land Management’s decision to launch a military-style armed enforcement action against a Nevada cattle rancher, government documents reveal. According to the documents, BLM determined continued cattle grazing would interfere with the Bureau’s plans to use the land as an environmental mitigation area for desert tortoise disruption caused by the solar facility.

In 1993, the BLM designated hundreds of thousands of acres of federal lands in Nevada for conservation to protect desert tortoises. The BLM told rancher Cliven Bundy—whose family had raised cattle on the land for generations—that he must dramatically reduce the number of cattle he could graze there. Bundy claimed his family’s rights to graze the land predated BLM oversight of the land, and he stopped paying grazing fees. In early April, the BLM sent in hundreds of armed agents to confiscate Bundy’s cattle and prevent him and his supporters from interfering with its roundup.

Bundy and his supporters point out desert tortoises are doing quite well on the land grazed by his cattle. The BLM has presented no evidence of declining desert tortoise numbers on the land.

The website Infowars posted an article on April 11 showing BLM had posted documents expressing concern that plans to use the land to mitigate a solar power project were incompatible with the Bundy cattle continuing to graze on the land.

“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 the trespass cattle,” read one of the BLM documents.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.heartland.org ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: blm; bundy; bundyranch; clashdaily; corruptreid; goldbutte; harryreid; infowars; solar; trespasscattle
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1 posted on 04/25/2014 9:05:10 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

They really like the word ‘mitigate’, don’t they?
Mitigate your losses, feebs—leave the Bundys alone!


2 posted on 04/25/2014 9:10:08 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: smokingfrog

***BLM’s Nevada Cattle Aggression Linked to Solar Power Plans***

Maybe it is those stray magnetic lines of force from the solar power lines that are making the cattle aggressive.
Nothing worse than a angry cow on BLM land. ;-D


3 posted on 04/25/2014 9:11:26 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: smokingfrog
According to Infowars, “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.’”
4 posted on 04/25/2014 9:16:03 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: smokingfrog
"“After the western states were formed, Congress began to renege on this promise—essentially turning states like Nevada into federal colonies,” said Lawrence. "

So, Bammy is Nevada's Colonial Overlord (along with Rustler Reid and his Walkin' Boss Neil Kornze)?

I like that analysis and would be pleased to ask Bammy how he likes being a Colonial.

5 posted on 04/25/2014 9:17:31 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: smokingfrog

The chinese project fell through, this First Solar ground breaking with Harry Reid on the left.

6 posted on 04/25/2014 9:18:23 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

..right.


7 posted on 04/25/2014 9:18:45 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; smokingfrog
Ruy Dias de Bivar:" ***BLM’s Nevada Cattle Aggression Linked to Solar Power Plans***"

Why is it that the Democrat "income inequity" issues never involve profiteering by Democrat politicals ?
Why aren't Democrats insensed by the Dem-elite ?
Where is Hairy Reed on this issue ?? ... Oh ! ...nevermind !!

8 posted on 04/25/2014 9:19:59 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: smokingfrog

What is the impact of “utility-scale solar power generation facilities” on the desert tortoises?


9 posted on 04/25/2014 9:26:41 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: smokingfrog






Major Hasan or Minor Hussein II



What difference does it make now?







10 posted on 04/25/2014 9:34:46 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: TexasCajun

both


11 posted on 04/25/2014 9:41:08 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: samtheman

Maybe they could use some shade?


12 posted on 04/25/2014 9:46:44 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
Breitbart dismissed this story two weeks ago. I'll take their research of some blogger.

Link

13 posted on 04/25/2014 9:46:46 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: tumblindice
Mitigate your losses, feebs—leave the Bundys alone!

You know that's not going to happen. Within a couple of weeks I expect the feds will have any banking accounts Bundy has tied up in knots. They'll make it so he can't sell his cattle, pay his bills, buy his supplies, or anything else. He'll lose his herd, his ranch, everything his has and there won't be a BLM agent in sight at any time.

14 posted on 04/25/2014 9:49:11 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: smokingfrog

Environmental mitigation necessary for a planned solar power project

Not to mention the opportunity to utilize Negro participation goals in the contracting....

I mean they will, right?


15 posted on 04/25/2014 10:06:06 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: TexasCajun

Reed and vegetarians disposing of shot Bundy cattle?


16 posted on 04/25/2014 10:37:07 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: smokingfrog

Bump and bookmark


17 posted on 04/25/2014 11:50:20 AM PDT by FBD
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To: DoodleDawg

Bundy’s isn’t an angel here, but . . .

From that link:

“Federal agencies claimed to have been in receipt of reports ‘of vehicle collisions and near collisions’ due to the cattle. Bundy directly denied the allegation.”
Further on:
“This notion is furthered by the vast area of land the Bundy cattle is dispersed”
The enviros were also complaining of “trampled tortoises”. 160,000 acres divided by 600 head - what are the odds?

“While it would be fair to claim that such activity was in Bundy’s relative neighborhood, the federal lands once leased by the family were more than 20 miles away, east of Overton, Nevada.”
Not mentioning that the solar plant needed an “environmental offset” (Bundy’s grazing area?) in order to be built. The offset has to come from somewhere.

“Provided no hot-headed lone individual or group within the militia decides to fire and provided no managers within federal law enforcement agencies decide to be provocative and flaunt their might by choosing the two roads containing armed,”
Which side did exactly as stated?

Here’s a different perspective from a St. George (40 miles distant) newspaper article:
http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2014/03/31/perspectives-bundys-vs-bureaucracy/#.U10RHrRnCiM


18 posted on 04/27/2014 7:56:04 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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