DOE Report Blasts W.Va. Weatherization Program

Law360, New York (June 16, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Energy's inspector general on Monday criticized West Virginia's management of a $38 million federal weatherization grant, saying state agencies did not solicit competitive bids and prioritized weatherization for state employees and their relatives.

The audit report from DOE Inspector General Gregory H. Friedman examined three of the 12 local weatherization agencies in the state and found that they suffered from a lack of transparency, inadequate financial management and disorganization.

Half the homes weatherized and inspected by local agencies failed reinspections due to...
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