Hatch Acknowledges Seeking Fed. Help for Now-Bankrupt Firm - KCPW
When Democrats criticized Republican Utah Senator Orrin Hatch for supporting Raser Technologies, a Provo-based green energy firm that went bankrupt, his office insisted he never tried to steer federal funds toward the company. But now, they’ve done a 180-degree turn, acknowledging the Senator, who has sharply criticized the White House for its loan to Solyndra, in fact submitted seven requests for federal cash on the company’s behalf.