Anti-Solyndra Bill Leads to Congressional Bickering
Accusations that it's really about protecting coal and nuclear power, not blowing taxpayer money
A debate over renewable energy policies in the United States turned bitter after a lawmaker accused colleagues of embracing coal and nuclear power.
The House of Representatives passed a measure to get rid of a loan guarantee program at the U.S. Department of Energy for renewable energy projects. Dubbed the No More Solyndras Act, the measure would bar consideration of loan guarantees filed after 2011.
U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., the top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, said his Republican counterparts were favoring energy resources like coal instead of renewables.