The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is working overtime to hide documents that reveal the real reason why they want Cliven Bundy’s cattle off the land in Gold Butte, Nevada.
In fact, federal employees have already deleted many of the damning documents from the BLM.gove website. Thankfully, the text of those documents and source links have been saved and republished on Free Republic.
Kit Daniels provides some of the most relevant information:
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.
Previously, I had reported that corporate interests may have been working with the government to get access to the minerals under Bundy’s ranch. This may still be true, as former land broker Rusty Hill first speculated.
But it seems the real reason is tied up in plans for a massive solar farm to be built on the land surrounding Cliven Bundy’s ranch… the same land where Bundy’s cattle have been freely grazing for decades.
It is of interest then that the newly appointed Director of the BLM is Neil Kornze, a former senior adviser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Both Kornze and Reid are Nevadans.