Lamborn: Unaware NREL was target

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U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn says he was unaware when he signed onto a letter to cut money for renewable energy that he was also targeting the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden.

Lamborn said he was asking that funds be pulled from the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy grants and it was not intended as an attack on the lab that employs 2,300 workers.

About 90 percent of NREL’s funds come from those grants.

Lamborn tells the Denver Post that the lab needs to tighten its belt and not try to pick winners in the race to develop renewable energy.

4 Responses to Lamborn: Unaware NREL was target

  1. How can Mr. Lamborn put his name on a document without first knowing what he’s signing? Sounds like he just walks his party’s line . . . blindly.

    Ellen
    June 15, 2011 at 10:57 am

  2. You think the Congressman reads beyond the summary of the bills he signs?

    jwalker2
    June 15, 2011 at 11:31 am

  3. Makes you wonder what else he doesn’t really investigate before jumping on the bandwagon.

    Falconlady
    June 15, 2011 at 11:40 am

  4. My perspective is that Rep Lamborn fully understands that our government must cut costs, together with working to pay our national debt, which is critical NOW. The ‘freebies’ are over if we want to keep our country and honor those who sacrificed all in giving us our freedom.

    Elizabeth Rand
    June 17, 2011 at 5:27 pm