Murkowski Splits With GOP, Backs Clean Energy Loans

Law360, New York (June 5, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT) -- Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, on Tuesday said she supported a continuation of clean energy loan programs, splitting with many Republican lawmakers who claim the Obama administration has wasted billions of dollars funding fruitless energy projects.

The Senate Energy and Commerce Committee's top Republican told an energy policy forum hosted by Arent Fox LLP that loan guarantees for clean technologies shouldn't be shuttered due to the failures of recipients like bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra LLC, adding she didn't oppose federal funding to get nascent technologies off...
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