"Two Key Republicans Backed Bankrupt Manufacturer's Bid For DOE Loan"

"A California electric car maker that announced Friday that it was shutting its doors earned the support of a pair of Republican lawmakers who are at the center of the political battle on Capitol Hill over the Department of Energy's renewable energy loan program."

"One of those supporters of Aptera Motors was House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the man who has vowed to scrutinize the Obama administration's loan program efforts over questions of whether there was an objective process in analyzing loan applications.

The other, Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.), is a member of the Energy and Commerce subcommittee that has made the Department of Energy's loan program front-page news in recent months with its investigation of the Solyndra solar energy company."

John McArdle and Anne C. Mulkern report for Greenwire December 5, 2011.


"Failure To Snare DOE Loan Doomed Car Manufacturer" (Greenwire)

"Issa-Backed Car Company Folds" (Politico)

Source: Greenwire, 12/06/2011