Wind Turbine Syndrome, Calvin L. Martin
The other day, something significant happened in American history. This man stood up to the American government — and the government backed down. (The “American government” consisting of a small army of heavily armed cops.)
This is a story about a number of things: (a) The renewable energy scam. (b) A foreign energy company taking adverse possession of rangeland used by this rancher’s ancestors going back 150 years, give or take. (c) An unseemly collusion between a powerful U.S. Senator, the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, and a Chinese energy company.
The bullying and sleaze of wind energy companies inevitably come to mind.
In this case, it’s not wind energy, but another non-starter: solar energy. Involving U.S. Senator Harry Reid (Nevada) negotiating with a Chinese energy mogul to build a huge solar energy plant on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administered rangeland — right smack where this rancher and his forebears have traditionally grazed their livestock. The Chinese company being legally represented, incidentally, by Senator Reid’s son, a prominent Nevada attorney. Read article