D.C. Circuit Rules Department of Energy May Not Use “Voluntary” Remand to Evade Judicial Review

In a victory for Cause of Action Institute’s client Limnia, Inc., the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled today that a district court erred in allowing the Department of Energy (“DOE”) to use a so-called “voluntary” remand to evade judicial review of its denial of Limnia […]

Related Documents: XP Vehicles v. Department of Energy

Cause of Action is representing XP Vehicles, a San Francisco-based electric car company  in a lawsuit against the federal government concerning the U.S. Department of Energy’s denial of XP’s loan guarantee application under the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (AVTM) loan program. United States Court of Federal Claims Opposition to Motion to Dismiss (February […]

Cause of Action files opposing briefs in Department of Energy cronyism lawsuit

As we’ve seen over the past month the DOE is reviving its loan program, this time under new management. Yet Cause of Action (CoA), a government accountability group, hasn’t forgotten how the DOE handled applications for the Loan Guarantee Program in the first go-round. Today CoA took a step in […]

Cause of Action Commends House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Oversight Agenda

Cause of Action Commends House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Oversight Agenda WASHINGTON – On April 2, Gibson Dunn released their assessment  of the submitted oversight agendas of the 113th Congress.  Gibson Dunn outlined key areas of oversight that they considered noteworthy in these submissions, including the Department of Energy. Cause of Action […]

After The State of the Union: One Look at Energy and Jobs

“If we want to make the best products, we also have to invest in the best ideas.” This language along with “energy independence” and “clean energy “are a reoccurring themes with the Obama Administration, but are actions by the Department of Energy backing up the rhetoric? Let’s circle back to […]

Wall Street Journal: A Jewell Who’s Rough on Jobs

A Jewell Who’s Rough on Jobs

E&E Publishing: 2 companies sue, alleging politics steered green energy loans

2 companies sue, alleging politics steered green energy loans   John McArdle, E&E reporter, Published: Friday, January 11, 2013 Two electric-vehicle companies sued the Department of Energy yesterday for allegedly doling out billions of dollars in green energy loans to companies with political connections to the Obama administration. XP Vehicles Inc. and […]