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Michigan Rep. Wants Audit of Stimulus-Funded Energy Projects

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Frustrated by wasted taxpayer dollars and unrealistic expectations of the beleaguered LG Chem battery program in his home district, U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga demanded the government audit more stimulus-funded manufacturing projects.

A scathing audit by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General found that despite spending a majority of its $151 million stimulus grant, LG Chem Michigan in Holland had yet to produce a battery for use in a commercial electric cars. The Inspector General's report also caused LG Chem to refund the government $842,000 paid to employees to volunteer, watch movies and play games.

Source: MLive. Read full article. (link)

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  • Sevo||

    ..."There has also been an "interesting relationship" between Holland battery manufacturers, the Obama administration and West Michigan congressmen, Huizenga said."...

    Imagine my surprise!