|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 1 Oct 2012 07:48:17 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENERGY, SECURITY: "Obama Orders Chinese Company to End [Wind] Investment at Sites Near [Oregon] Drone Base"|
Obama Orders Chinese Company to End Investment at Sites Near Drone Base By HELENE COOPER New York Times September 28, 2012WASHINGTON - President Obama, citing national security risks, ordered a Chinese company on Friday to divest its interest in four wind farm projects near a Navy base in northern Oregon where training missions for drone aircraft are conducted.
The order, the first time a president has blocked such a business deal in 22 years, is another step in the tougher line on China that Mr. Obama has taken in recent weeks, as Republicans, including Mitt Romney, have accused him of being weak on Beijing.
Mr. Obama, on a recommendation from the federal Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, issued an order prohibiting the acquisition and ownership of the wind farms by the Ralls Corporation, and directing the company to divest the interest it acquired in the farms this year. Ralls is owned by Chinese nationals and is affiliated with a Chinese construction equipment company that makes wind turbines.
The wind farm sites are near the restricted airspace at a naval weapons training facility that is used to test remotely piloted drones and electronic warfare aircraft that accompany American bombers on missions and can jam radar.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/29/us/politics/chinese-company-ordered- to-give-up-stake-in-wind-farms-near-navy-base.html
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