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Sen Reid brags about threatening coal industry: ‘I will do everything I can to hurt your investments, your company’ – ‘I won, they lost.’


Speaking to the Nevada Lambda Business Association, Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid recalls how he successfully threatened utility executives over the planned construction of “four or five” coal-fired power plants in Nevada: “I told them, ‘You will rue the day you do that…I will do everything I can to hurt your investments, your company.” Senator Reid says, “I won, they lost.”

LAMBDA Business Luncheon
KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
August 16, 2016

Also see: Daily Caller: Harry Reid Brags About Personally Threatening Coal Executives With Financial Ruin – Here’s what Reid told reporters at a luncheon Wednesday, according to KTNV’s Jon Ralston:

But here in Nevada we don’t even have—NV Energy has not been the biggest help. We had companies come here wanting to spend money [inaudible] but they ended up pulling away [inaudible] they lost large amounts of money. [inaudible] is doing the accounting now and he’s doing a lot better now, but there’s still a lot they need to do. They announced that they—because you know, I came out there—but a number of years ago and I learned they were going to build four to five new coal fire generating plants in Nevada. Why? Because it’s pristine. Out there, nobody complains. I complained. My staff and everybody said “why are you doing that? You’re going to hurt yourself.” And maybe I did. But I won, they lost.

I called two of the companies that built plants there and I told them go ahead and do it, but I am going to do everything to hurt investments in your company. So they decided perhaps—decided to get rid of the coal plants. We don’t have a coal fire generated plant open since Reid-Gardner. And it was 40 years [inaudible]. Yesterday, they announced they announced it is going to close a year early. There’s only one coal fire plant left in Nevada and that’s on its way out too. So we’re making progress in Nevada.

Reid has talked about his efforts to keep coal plants out of Nevada, but he’s never admitted to threatening company executives.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/19/harry-reid-brags-about-personally-threatening-coal-executives-with-financial-ruin/#ixzz4Hnc4GdOL



  1. This man is either supremely evil or supremely stupid/senile. Either way he is a danger to freedom loving citizens of Nevada and this country.

    Reid is a Power, Perk and Privileged Politician. The founding fathers never intended politicians to be in a position to threaten constituents. The idea is public service not public rule.

    If he thinks standing in the way of affordable energy and driving up the cost of electricity to consumers is public service he has a perverted and aggrandized sense of his role in a Representative Republic.

  2. He won. Nevada electric prices can skyrocket just like Obama promised.
    He just created another TV ad for Trump to play in Nevada.
    Electricity prices from “renewables” vs coal fired plants are a matter of record.

        • Yes, it would be fun to watch … noting that coal-fired power plants are far cleaner than they have ever been with scrubbers of NOx and SOx considered industry standards. “Acid rain” was dealt with decades ago. “Climate change” (your crowd doesn’t even dare stick with your original mantra of “global warming” since it isn’t selling to the American public) is a garbage can term, to mean anything your crowd deems helpful in the moment to scare people away from using our abundant resources and be less dependent on foreign sources of energy.

          Why don’t you look over (study) http://www.eGeneration.org for an education about true energy abundance, environmental stewardship and human benefits?

        • Comical. The only reason Harry went after them is because they must have failed to grease his palms. He has no problem taking money from the silver, gold, and platinum miners in Nevada. It’s just a coincidence, I’m sure, that he made sure bills requiring those companies to pay royalties on those minerals mined on Federal lands never reached the Senate Floor. Odd that oil and coal companies pay royalties when they extract from federal land (the second leading source of tax money for the feds, by the way). I’m sure the Nevada Mining Association naming him their ‘Man of the Year” in 2010 was just another coincidence. And your statement is ridiculous on its face, and is more proof that you Liberals have a religion, not political beliefs.

          I challenge you to check out my statements, knowing in advance that you won’t. For you, that would be like doing a drawing of the ‘Prophet’ Mohamed – sacrilegious.

  3. He is a disturbed little man at best. The sad thing is he along with the rest of these condescending pricks in Washington are incapable of doing anything other than ruining peoples lives for a fictitious problem.

  4. This is the kind of crap you would expect from a pitiful little man who is losing is grip on power and his mental condition. Harry Reid has been as corrupt or more so than the Clinton’s since his day with the Nevada Boxing Commission. He is a warped, vindictive and vicious little man. I would be on the Cl9nton’s meeting him in hell one day.

  5. Got to love Liberals! They whine about jobs going overseas, then do everything they can to make it difficult to do business in the US. All the while their billionaire supporters produce their stuff overseas. Obama’s killed the last lead smelter in the US, meaning we ship lead ore to China and buy back lead ingots or lead products. That is exactly the type of economic transaction liberals complain about us doing to other countries. Can’t have coal, oil, or nuclear. Dams are terrible, windpower kills birds and that solar? Well, put it somewhere else. I think we should take all the libbies on welfare and make them pedal stationary bikes for 8 hours a day to earn their welfare.

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