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In lawsuit against Energy Department, two firms claim cronyism in ‘green car’ loan program

Washington Post -- An electric car start-up and its sister company sued the Energy Department on Thursday, claiming Secretary Steven Chu and his agency awarded money to politically favored firms and strung along their firms and others in a “fixed” race for federal funds.

In addition to complaints of cronyism, XP Vehicles and Limnia said they have evidence suggesting the Energy Department improperly shared their patented technology with competing companies that won federal funding.

XP Vehicles had sought a $40 million federal loan in 2009, proposing to make a lightweight sport-utility vehicle of space-age materials, and was ultimately rejected. Limnia had devised a rechargeable energy storage system that would power the car.

“XP and Limnia are fighting against the Department of Energy’s lack of fairness in


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honda0105
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losers always tend to cry foul.
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All articles today are retreads so far.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:33:04 AM

Nah gravity..... that is the modus operandi of the GOP.... note KBR's contracts after killing American soldiers in Iraq.
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gravityhurts
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:31:20 AM

The problem with this company is that they where not willing to kick money back into the democrats reelection coffers so they couldn't "qualify" for program.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:27:26 AM

sounds like there is a little political incest going on between the sister companies.... (grin)
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:26:22 AM

Gee.... interesting how they are not suing for the amount of the loan they fantasized about getting.....
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:24:13 AM

O goodness... the only bummers and bozos seem to be posting....(grin)
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:03:07 AM

He said, she said
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:03:33 AM

Now the lawyers get rich.
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1fulltank
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:26:56 AM

Cronyism is at all levels of government and backrooms.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:07:54 AM

"Say it ain't so..."
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:33:52 PM

Again?
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:33:48 PM

No surprise
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:32:33 PM

ok
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Thats obummer!
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Harry813
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:31:44 PM

Who said they were going to be fair ?
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:30:40 PM

Whatever --- Zonk.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:30:23 PM

Oh well... Our tax dollars at work
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:29:28 PM

Nothing about obama and his cronies has been or is fair.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:28:23 PM

Ya think?
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:27:09 PM

and y'all expected anything different from steven chu, a nobama disciple ??..
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What do you expect from this corrupt administration?
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:24:18 PM

heh
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:22:48 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:22:44 PM

The politicos can't fix this problem. They cause it as part of greed, crneyism and politics.
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Someone looking for a quick dollar.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:19:18 PM

Corruption sucks!
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:19:05 PM

And this surprises you? Cronyism is the gold standard for the Obozo Administration!
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More Government " steering"
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:18:43 PM

Lawyers again, the ones who will make money.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:16:42 PM

That is sad! What's wrong with these companies!?
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:15:26 PM

Too many Sue happy people
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:15:04 PM

Waste of court time.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:14:11 PM

We need to keep the lawyers out of this!
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:14:08 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:13:52 PM

just a waste of tax payer money to be tied up in a lawsuit.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:11:56 PM

Yes we know the party favorites in solar etc. got grant money or low interest loans then some claimed bankruptcy only a couple yrs later.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:11:17 PM

Everyone wants a handout! Where is mine?
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:11:05 PM

new Golden Rule: SUE unto others before they SUE unto you.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:10:52 PM

Really?
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:10:38 PM

Sounds like a bunch of carp to me!
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Sounds Fishy to Me.
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It's nothing personal, just lobbying.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:08:02 PM

Nothing new for cronyism out of the govt.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:07:47 PM

Annoying sour grapes from wannabes.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:07:32 PM

This is truly surprising! OK, so it’s not surprising that a crooked administration’s crooked department made a crooked deal with some crooked green loan rip-off company. It’s surprising that the story came out of the Washington Post!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:05:11 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:05:08 PM

The Obama administration is guilty as charged.
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:04:56 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:03:55 PM

What else is new!
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