AN INCONVENIENT RANCHER: BLM Docs Show Feds’ Solar Plan Targets Bundy for Elimination

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Once upon a time there were more than fifty cattle ranches operating in the area of Southern Nevada where Cliven Bundy, with the help of numerous armed patriots from all over, is making his stand against the abusive, bankrupting tactics of the bullying federal government.

Now, there is only one rancher and his family left.

After several generations of his ancestors’ having use of the land in question, Bundy is literally the “last man standing” in what is, evidently, a long-range vendetta against ranchers by land-grabbing federal bureaucrats who, also literally, have gone power mad–that is, mad for solar power scams (among other things) and all the big-dollar green graft that comes with it.

By now we all know that the official claim, that the confrontation has to do with protecting desert tortoises, is mostly just steaming bull patties. has obtained evidence which indicates that the desert showdown at the Bundy ranch is actually the result of an expansive and ruthless federal strategy, aimed at bankrupting and driving away every last cattle rancher through increasingly exorbitant fees and endless rules, conditions, and red-tape.  This is in order to clear the way for more politically-correct and politically connected (Sen. Harry Reid, his son, and a Chinese energy conglomerate) agendas such as solar energy boondoggles as far as the eye can see.

In a 77-page Federal Bureau of Land Management document titled “Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone,” key aspects of the government’s overall plan for facilitating massive solar energy projects in the region are discussed, specifically including the land where Bundy’s ranch is located.  The report is linked here:

Interesting note:  In the process of writing this article, the link to the above document suddenly went “dead,” with only the following message showing–

“The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) website ( and all associated websites/pages are currently unavailable due to planned maintenance on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 starting at 8:00 PM Mountain Time until approximately Midnight Mountain Time. The total outage time should be no more than 4 hours.”  

Hmmmm.  This comes on the heels of numerous reports from around the web that other key documents have been deleted from the BLM website in recent days, while the Bundy ranch situation has unfolded.  (real transparent, Harry & Barry!)

Fortunately,‘s Doug Giles had the presence of mind to download/save the above document, which you can read here: Click Here to See the PDF

One of the other key documents is titled Cattle Trespass Impacts & History of Cattle Trespass,” and it specifically discusses problems associated with Cliven Bundy’s livestock (yes, Bundy is mentioned by name multiple times) getting in the way of/interfering with contingencies to mitigate environmental impacts of “utility-scale solar power generation facilities on public lands.”  Presuming BLM restores their website by the time you read this, it is linked here:

In case the BLM website continues to deprive you of access to that crucial report at the link, here are screenshots of key portions of it:



Suppose that Cliven Bundy had caved in and paid the disputed federal grazing fees all along.  Do you suppose he’d have been able to stay in business, where others went bust?  If so, would it even make any difference as to what the “authorities” have planned for the site?  Seems they’d want him gone regardless, and would use any tactic, reasonable or not, to try get rid of him.

Cliven Bundy’s ranch and cattle exist directly in the path of very powerful interests’ conflicting intentions for the land.  The deals Harry Reid and his son are involved in with a Chinese government-owned energy firm are well-documented by authoritative sources such as Reuters, and by now everyone knows that Reid’s former top advisor now runs the BLM.

If not for Bundy’s principled stubbornness in resisting heeding the escalating fees  and conditions demanded from him over the years by the feds, combined with our U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment and social media, we’d probably never have heard of the Bundy family.  The government would have just bankrupted him and pushed him off the land as they did to all the other inconvenient ranchers over the years.

The feds have a court order they say they are trying to enforce.  Since when does this corrupt administration act with anything remotely resembling good faith to our nation’s passed laws, to its own proper role and authority, or even to court rulings?  Please.

In this real-life, modern Western saga of “cowboys and communists,” the dust has only been kicked up a little, and so far the cowboys and their patriot allies have held firm the line and won the day.  If push comes to shove, what kind of people do you trust to carry this nation forward?  Heroes who stand up to the organized federal shakedown racket, like Clive Bundy and company, or Harry Reid and his agents of a corrupt regime?

About the author: Donald Joy

Following his service in the United State Air Force, Donald Joy earned a bachelor of science in business administration from SUNY while serving in the army national guard. As a special deputy U.S. marshal, Don was on the protection detail for Attorney General John Ashcroft following the attacks of 9/11. He lives in the D.C. suburbs of Northern Virginia with his wife and son.

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