Saturday, October 8, 2011

Emails Raise Fresh Questions on Obama Energy Loan

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WASHINGTON - An Obama administration appointee at the Energy Department pressed White House analysts to sign off on a $535 million loan to Solyndra even though his wife worked for the failed solar panel maker's law firm.

The revelation, contained in a new batch of internal emails released Friday, adds new drama to a heated political battle over government backing for Solyndra, which has filed for bankruptcy and has been raided by the FBI.

The emails show frequent inquiries from Steven Spinner, who was an adviser to the Energy Department on its use of economic stimulus funding to spur clean energy technology, on the Solyndra loan, according to a report in the New York Times.

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