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Politically connected Solyndra got fed loan before tanking

A politically connected solar company that pocketed a half billion dollar government loan, only to shutter its doors, fire workers and file for bankruptcy, secured an interest rate lower than other green energy projects, iWatch News and ABC News found — one in a string of benefits the Obama administration doled out in bankrolling the project. ... Read more»

Solyndra

Investigators: White House had role in funding failed solar firm

House investigators say they have uncovered evidence that White House officials became personally involved in an energy department review of a hot-button $535 million loan guarantee to the now-failed California solar company Solyndra. ... Read more»

Big Oil’s lying statistics

There are now three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and big oil statistics. Once again an analysis funded by the oil industry of proposals to eliminate some of their large tax breaks finds that this would be bad for the oil industry and the rest of us, too.... Read more»

Solar panel maker linked to Obama bundler gets more U.S.-backed aid

A politically connected producer of solar panels again is benefiting from a fast-tracked U.S. government-backed loan guarantee despite an ongoing congressional investigation and concerns about the company’s finances.... Read more»

Energy Dep't backs $359M for ‘waterless’ solar plant in Az

Construction should begin within a month on a “waterless” 700-megawatt solar power project in Maricopa County that won a $359.1 million conditional loan guarantee this week from the Department of Energy.... Read more»1

Questions raised about safety of new nuclear fuel plant

Two of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s safety reviewers for the South Carolina project say the NRC has taken shortcuts on safety to avoid delaying construction.... Read more»

Big polluters freed from environmental oversight by stimulus

In the name of job creation and clean energy, the Obama administration has doled out billions of dollars in stimulus money to some of the nation’s biggest polluters and granted them sweeping exemptions from the most basic form of environmental oversight, a Center for Public Integrity investigation has found.... Read more»

Analysis

Stimulus opponents sought money out of public view

Those asking for money include Arizona's John McCain, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana. Also, Tea Party favorites like Sen. Scott Brown and Rep. Michele Bachmann.... Read more»

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