The Obama Campaign On Solyndra, Two Weeks Ago: “Successful And Innovative.” OBAMA CAMPAIGN SPOKESWOMAN LIS SMITH: “In fact, both Republican and Democratic administrations advanced Solyndra’s application, and the company was widely praised as successful and innovative both before and after receiving the Department of Energy loan guarantee.” (David Shepardson, “Romney Targets Obama, Loan For Electric Vehicle Startup In New Ad,” The Detroit News, 7/18/12)
The Obama White House On Solyndra, Twelve Months Ago: “Ugh”. (Zeke Miller, “White House On Solyndra Failure: ‘Ugh,’” BuzzFeed, 8/2/12)
At least Solyndra's executives maintained plenty of respect for the taxpayers before the end...
The report underscores the degree to which the Energy Department prioritized political considerations over economic ones when deciding to restructure Solyndra’s loan.
Here is a screenshot of the email:
Well, at least Solyndra was environmentally conscious...
MILPITAS (CBS 5) — Three months ago, CBS 5 caught Solyndra tossing millions of dollars worth of brand new glass tubes used to make solar panels. Now the bankrupt solar firm, once touted as a symbol of green technology, may be trying to abandon toxic waste...
CBS 5 found the building locked up, with no one around. At the back, a hazardous storage area was found. There were discarded buckets half filled with liquids and barrels labeled “hazardous waste.”
The building’s owner, a company called iStar, claimed in court documents, “there may be serious environmental, health and safety issues” at the premises. According to the documents, they include, “numerous containers of solvents and chemicals…and processing equipment contaminated with lead.”
“Essentially it looks like they left a pretty big mess behind,” San Jose State Assistant Professor Dustin Mulvaney told CBS 5.
Stay tuned for the musical production, Solyndr-Ugh.