Skip to comments.Will Energy Secretary Steven Chu stay or go?
Posted on 11/15/2011 1:57:10 PM PST by Driftwood1
When Steven Chu, a Nobel physicist who had lately devoted his career to climate change and clean-energy research, was nominated by President Obama for Energy secretary in December 2008, it seemed like a perfect match.
Until then, the Energy Department had actually played very little role in energy policy. Despite its name, the agency's chief mandate is to guard the nation's nuclear arsenal, and to clean up Cold War-era defense nuclear waste. In most years, about two-thirds of its budget goes to nuclear weapons and waste cleanup, while roughly 10 percent to 15 percent goes to energy research.
The idea in 2008 was that Obama would push through a sweeping climate-change law, spurring a transformation of the nation's energy economy: Oil and coal companies would pay the federal government for pollution permits and around $150 billion of that money would be invested over the next decade in clean-energy research, a mission that would be led by the Energy Department, with Chu at the helm.
Three years later, that vision appears to be evaporating. The climate-change bill died in Congress. Clean energy got a one-shot cash infusion of about $30 billion in the economic stimulus law, but that money dries up this year, and Republicans on Capitol Hill want to slash what little federal spending remains on clean energy - and some want to ax the Energy Department altogether. The Energy Department has come under increasing criticism for its management of the clean-energy money - culminating in the dust-up over Solyndra, the bankrupt solar company that got $535 million in federal loan guarantees.
THEY ALL NEED TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!1
before he goes I need a million dollar loan to paint my roof white.
whatdaya say, Stevie ?
Don't you mean "Wha Chu think?"
What Chu talkin’ ‘bout, Willis?
If he goes there will be trouble, and if he stays it will be double.
Chu should be in federal prison, right next to Hazel O’Leary.
Right now the guy is there just like Reno was for Clinton: “gee, I was out of the loop on that, why not ask the AG about that”. Same here, Chu will be the fall guy if it gets that far...right now, there is little help from the MSM on this issue, O Turd is fighting giving up critical documents and will withhold anything that remotely ties him to this scandal. So, if push comes to shove, Chu becomes the Chatanooga Chu Chu except under the train, not on it.