“Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.” ~Walter ScottI'm sharing this comment below that caught my attention today which literally falls in line with the information in this article I'm sharing. But what I still don't understand and am trying to wrap my head around is how can our government SELL PUBLIC LAND to Communist China without THE PUBLIC's PERMISSION. That land belongs to us, the public, NOT our government officials. They are selling our land across America from right under our very noses to Communist nations and for peanut's far below market value. Please wake up.
These song lyrics come to mind right now,
"This land is your land. This land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me.
FYI: "Type in “Nevada, BLM” on the White House website and a huge file appears of the FY2015 OMB Budget for the Department of Interior. Clark County, Nevada is mentioned 9 times. One of the mentions is a congressional finding that the public land in Clark County that has not been designated as wilderness is no longer managed by the Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, but “presents unique opportunities for the granting of additional rights-of-way, including for high voltage transmission facilities…” It further states that no funds may be used to permit “lands identified by the Record of Decision for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States…that lie within the boundaries of the proposed Mojave Trails National Monument…”This appears to guide the location for the Communist Chinese Solar Farm advocated by Reid and his son Rory– who represents the US domiciled Communist Chinese energy company, a major contributor to Reid–to a certain part of Clark County–perhaps the land Bundy and his family have ranched for generations. Hence, Reid has already moved legislatively to remove Bundy, the only remaining rancher in Clark County."
The Bureau of Land Management has paid for the holding and research facility with fees imposed on developers who disturb tortoise habitat on public land. As the housing boom swept through southern Nevada in the 2000s, the tortoise budget swelled. But when the recession hit, the housing market contracted, and the bureau and its local government partners began struggling to meet the center’s $1 million annual budget.Housing never fully recovered, and the federal mitigation fee that developers pay has brought in just $290,000 during the past 11 months. Local partners, which collect their own tortoise fees, have pulled out of the project.“With the money going down and more and more tortoises coming in, it never would have added up,” said BLM spokeswoman Hillerie Patton.Back at the conservation center, a large refrigerator labeled “carcass freezer” hummed in the desert sun as scientists examined the facility’s 1,400 inhabitants to find those hearty enough to release into the wild. Officials expect to euthanize more than half the animals in the coming months in preparation for closure at the end of 2014.The desert tortoise is a survivor that has toddled around the Southwest for 200 million years. But ecologists say the loss of the conservation center represents a harmful blow in southern Nevada for an animal that has held onto some unfortunate evolutionary quirks that impede its coexistence with strip malls, new homes and solar plants.
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 and should recuse himself from the project. “Is this just happening because… it benefits the Reid family, or did Harry Reid actually believe in this?” Holman said.The senator has supported numerous clean energy projects in Nevada. Rory Reid cites energy as one of his specialty areas at the law firm.
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.”“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.
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.”