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Influence peddling runs deep
in energy loan deal; BrightSource
emails show cajoling

Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/10/2012 11:45:29 PM

The White House contends that all energy loan guarantees, including the more than $500 million given to now-bankrupt solar firm Solyndra, are awarded solely on the merits of the project, with no political influence from President Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden or other administration officials. But a series of emails from solar power giant BrightSource Energy Inc. show how the company applied political pressure and used behind-the-scenes cajoling to win a $1.6 billion loan guarantee in April 2011. Emails obtained by The Washington Times show BrightSource leaders discussing in great detail how to best push

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 10/10/2012 11:58:29 PM     (No. 8924591)

There will always be cajoling. Where are the checks and balances that prevent an administration from dispersing billions in funds not specifically authorized by Congress?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/11/2012 12:02:22 AM     (No. 8924598)

Jimmy Carter was a fool and a failure, but I never thought he was nearly as corrupt as Obama.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 10/11/2012 1:11:29 AM     (No. 8924697)

I could use, say, 150 million for my green energy company. Where do I apply?

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