Quantcast
Connect with us

Lawsuit fights Obama ban on wind farm sale to Chinese

Published

on

WASHINGTON — A Chinese-owned company has filed suit against President Barack Obama for blocking its purchase of wind farms near a US military base on national security grounds, court documents made public Tuesday showed.

Obama signed the decree on Friday banning the sale of four wind farms in Oregon to the Ralls Corp and its Chinese affiliate, Sany Group.

In the decree, Obama said companies linked to Chinese nationals “might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States.”

In a complaint filed Monday in a federal court here, Ralls Corp argued that Obama had “exceeded his limited authority to ‘suspend or prohibit’ a ‘covered transaction.'”

It asked the court to declare the executive order “arbitrary and capricious” in contending that the transaction posed national security risks to the United States.

ADVERTISEMENT

“We believe the lawsuit has no merit, and we intend to defend the case vigorously,” the US Treasury Department said.

The dispute comes just weeks before US presidential elections in which US trade relations with China have figured prominently.

The presidential order blocked Ralls’ purchase of the Lower Ridge Windfarm, High Plateau Windfarm, Mule Hollow Windfarm and Pine City Windfarm, which are near the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility Boardman in Oregon.

ADVERTISEMENT

Ralls is incorporated in Delaware, but controlled by Chinese citizens through the Sany Group, according to US officials.

Ralls defended the wind farm project as one that will generate jobs in Oregon “at a time when American people need more jobs.”

In filing its complaint, the company said, “Ralls continues to show its profound faith in transparency and due process, and seeks only fair treatment under the law and the constitution.”


Report typos and corrections to [email protected].

Send confidential news tips to [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

WATCH: Employee at Tim Hortons slurs Muslim couple and tells them ‘go back to your own country’

Published

on

According to a report from Deadline Detroit, a Muslim advocacy group has filed a complaint against a local Tim Horton's location after an employee insulted a Muslim couple and told them to "go back to their own country," followed by a sexist slur.

The report states Alaa Kouider and her husband, Ameur Dhaimini, were purchasing coffee at the local fast food location when they got into an argument with the cashier.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Former New Hampshire GOP chair: Trump is using ‘the worst kind of racism’ to tear America apart

Published

on

President Donald Trump this past week ratcheted up racist rhetoric against four Democratic women of color, culminating in chants of "send her back" directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) during a Trump rally on Wednesday night.

Jennifer Horn, the former chairwoman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, has written an editorial for USA Today in which she laments the fact that the entire Republican Party has been transformed by Trump into a "racist, nationalist movement" that she believes is tearing the country apart.

Continue Reading
 

Commentary

Trump spewed a firehose of Orwellian lies after his racist outburst — and the media timidly bought into it

Published

on

With plodding predictability, we're now supposed to believe that Donald Trump is unhappy with racist chants by his followers and true believers. And that's after he spent the better part of the past week defending and doubling down on his use of a classic white supremacist demand that people of color should "go back" to wherever their ancestors came from.

This article was originally published at Salon

Continue Reading
 
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

Join Me. Try Raw Story Investigates for $1. Invest in Journalism. Escape Ads.
close-image