E-mails about clean-energy loans provide new details on White House involvement
Steve Bartin 9 August 2012 No Comment
[This article was syndicated via RSS from Newsalert. The views represented do not necessarily represent those of the Chicago Daily Observer.]The Washington Post reports:
President Obama’s staff arranged for him to be personally briefed last summer on a loan program to help clean-energy companies, two months before the program was thrust into headlines by the collapse of its flagship, the solar com pany Solyndra, records show.Great moments in rent-seeking.
About the same time, then-White House Chief of Staff William Daley resolved a dispute among administration officials over another project in the program, clearing the way for a $1.4 billion loan, according to documents and sources familiar with the situation.