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Ripening Scandals: Solyndra And DEEP Do-Do

The Solyndra energy scandal is beginning to ripen.

ABC News is now reporting that a top fundraiser for President Barack Obama who was hired to help oversee the administration’s energy loan program “pushed and prodded career Department of Energy officials to move faster in approving a loan guarantee for Solyndra, even as his wife's law firm was representing the California solar company, according to internal emails made public late Friday.”

And here in Connecticut, Jon Lender of the Hartford Courant is reporting that the wife of state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) commissioner Daniel Esty, Mrs. Elizabeth Esty, a former state representative now running for the U.S. Congress, has received campaign contributions from Northeast Utilities, an energy company regulated by her husband:

“With controversy already enveloping the $205,000 in consulting work that Daniel C. Esty did for Northeast Utilities before he became commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, it turns out that NU executives also have contributed to the congressional campaign of Esty's wife, Democrat Elizabeth Esty, public records show.”

U.S. Rep Rosa DeLauro also has a connubial oar in murky campaign contribution waters, although the 11 term congresswoman’s self-dealing  did not make much of a splash among the state’s left of center media.


dmoelling said…
But the intentions are good (and so right thinking) that how could you possibly think it was wrong? There are many instances of the left stealing from government or government activities in CT. Outside of the big cities these tend to be artfully disguised and easily justified by their perpetrators. We need some good Tabloid journalism in this town.

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