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Energy department e-mails on Solyndra provide new details on White House involvement

Energy department e-mails on Solyndra provide new details on White House involvement

By Carol D. Leonnig and Joe Stephens, Published: August 8The Washington Post

President Obama’s staff arranged for him to be personally briefed last summer on a loan program to help clean-energy companies, two months before the program was thrust into headlines by the collapse of its flagship, the solar com pany Solyndra, records show.

About the same time, then-White House Chief of Staff William Daley resolved a dispute among administration officials over another project in the program, clearing the way for a $1.4 billion loan, according to documents and sources familiar with the situation.

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