The U.S. government’s export lender backed $90 million in loans to boost overseas sale of coal, drawing criticism from environmental groups that say the Obama
administration is ignoring coal’s risks to air and health.
Mitt Romney visited the closed facilities of Solyndra LLC, the solar-panel manufacturer that went bankrupt after receiving a $535 million federal loan
guarantee, and called the company a symbol of failure for President Barack Obama’s administration.
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee spoke today outside the factory Solyndra constructed with government funds at its headquarters in Fremont, California, terming it “the Taj Mahal of corporate headquarters.” The campaign didn’t disclose the speech location until Romney arrived.
“This building, this half-a-billion dollar taxpayer investment, represents a serious conflict of interest on the part of the president and his team,” Romney said.
The verdict? Many glaciers in the 1930s were actually melting even faster than they are today.