Judicial Watch v. Department of Energy (Case No. 12-171)
Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on February 1, 2012, against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to obtain records regarding a $529 million loan granted by the DOE to Fisker Automotive for the manufacture of Karma and Nina electric vehicles (Judicial Watch v. Department of Energy (No. 12-171)). While the Obama White House and DOE promoted the loan as a means to generate American jobs, Fisker, which has facilities in California and Delaware, came under fire in 2011 for manufacturing cars in Finland and was recently beset with massive layoffs at their domestic operations.
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