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SCANDAL Solyndra: Energy Asked to Delay Layoffs Paul Sakuma / AP Photo

Solyndra: Energy Asked to Delay Layoffs

This ought to make for some good political theater when Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies before the House investigative committee looking into Solyndra loans. According to an Oct. 30, 2010, email from a Solyndra investment adviser, Energy Department officials pushed “very hard" to delay layoffs until after the Nov. 2 election. Solyndra did, in fact, make its layoffs public on Nov. 3, although it is unclear if that was due to government pressure. The White House declined to comment on the specific allegation but said the emails had been “cherry-picked by House Republicans.”

November 16, 2011 6:35 AM