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“The government watchdog group Cause of Action filed two lawsuits against the Department of Energy last week on behalf of two green businesses arguing that the department relied on political connections instead of merit-based reviews to award loan guarantees, and leaked the confidential business information to government-backed competitors.

“This case is about fighting government cronyism,” Dan Epstein, executive director of Cause of Action. “It is a rather fluid story of when you have a start-up company, that’s a small business … looking to get a piece of the American dream. And because the government is involved in the business of picking winners and losers, they fundamentally not only shut down that dream, but destroyed the company.”

Cause of Action is representing the companies XP Vehicles, which applied for a DOE loan to mass produce an SUV-style electronic vehicle that would start at less than $20,000, and Limnia, an advanced technology energy systems company that made critical technology for XPV….”