Las Vegas Sun July 2, 2013 After Chinese back out of Laughlin solar project, commissioners go back to drawing board
link to www.lasvegassun.com
Clark County commissioners though they'd hit the jackpot in 2011 when a Chinese company offered to buy 9,000 acres of county-owned land near Laughlin with the intent to build a multibillion-dollar solar panel factory and farm there.
The project seemed like a perfect fit and offered the tantalizing prospect of growth for the unincorporated border town of 7,300 people 90 miles south of Las Vegas.
Not to worry though. The wily Chinese will surely get their hot US Treasury bond clutching hands of Nevada soon enough.
Appalachian Area News Network April 11, 2014 BUSTED: Bundy Ranch Siege REALLY About Harry Reid Backed Solar Power Stations
link to appalachianareanews.com
Revelations have emerged that documents have been purged from the Bureau of Land Management's web site, BLM.gov, stating that the agency wants besieged Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's cattle off land his family has worked on over 140 years to make way for solar panel power stations.
A 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.
US Burough of Land Management's "Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone":
"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."
"The Approved Resource Management Plan Amendments/Record of Decision (ROD) for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States implemented a comprehensive solar energy program for public lands in those states and incorporated land use allocations and programmatic and SEZ-specific design features into land use plans in the six-state study area."
Back in 2012, the New American reported that Harry Reid's son [the elder Reid is the senior US Senator from Nevada], Rory Reid, was the chief representative for a Chinese energy firm planning to build a $5-billion solar plant on public land in Laughlin, Nevada.
Laughlin, Nevada is an unincorporated town roughly 100 miles from Bundy's cows.
Apparently one usually cannot actually own land in Nevada, since It belongs to the US Government, but one can acquire a sort of persistent "right of way" (the legal right of someone to pass over another's land, acquired by grant or by long usage). Perhaps China will change that. It seems that the US Government owns over 30% of the land in the US. Here is a map showing what the government owns:
Big Think Website Federal Lands in the US
Now is the time to sell America. It was once a very nice place.