Saturday, March 5, 2016

Lawmakers Trash DOE Official For Hiding Green Loan Documents...


House lawmakers sharply criticized the head of the Department of Energy’s green energy loan program for not releasing documents requested by a committee looking into companies that have received taxpayer dollars.

“It is disconcerting that the executive director of a major government program is unwilling to commit — to actually commit — to providing all the documents that an investigation committee of the Congress has requested,” California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher told Mark McCall, the head of the DOE’s loan office, in a hearing Thursday, “and that the answer being given is using weasel words — is what we used to call them in the press.”

Rohrabacher was not the only lawmaker to have strong words for McCall. Georgia Republican Rep. Barry Loudermilk also criticized the DOE’s refusal to release documents requested by the House science committee.

“This committee welcomes and embraces new businesses and technologies with open arms, but it is important that these technologies be brought to commercial scale by market forces, not political whims,” Loudermilk said at the hearing, referring to politically-connected companies, like Solyndra, that...
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/03/lawmakers-trash-doe-official-for-withholding-green-loan-documents/#ixzz41zHcXwMV

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