Originally Posted by mseric
That Solar farm is 200 miles away from Bundy's ranch.
Bundy is really wasting a lot of resources. Cattle markets are at an all time in areas that are not affected by drought. If Bundy owns something beside feral scrub cattle they will bring a good price at sales in areas of TX that have recovered from the drought.
Compared to pastures here on the east coast the land that Bundy is fighting over is worth about $1 per acre for grazing. The land is not arable, even if Bundy put down 6" wells and a huge irrigation system.
One thing is for certain, a financially strapped business cannot fight a court case for 20 years and keep the doors open. I am sure many of the people that are joining the Bundy family in this fight were driven away from the small business that kept their family in the middle class by the federal government.
It is real easy to say that Bundy should have paid the federal government for the lease in 96. He might not have been able to pay the lease after the court battles and the droughts.
Clark county has been in some form of a drought for over 20 years. Las Vegas ran a tunnel from lake Mead at 20'. Now Las Vegas is digging another tunnel that will be able to literally drain lake Mead.