POSTED: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 6:42pm
UPDATED: Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 5:58pm
tyler — When is this going to stop?
This is a Wyoming news article today.
Over the past two years, the federal stimulus program paid the owner of a Colorado-based energy company and the company's Wyoming representative more than $1 million in salaries and benefits for a Department of Energy carbon storage study in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, according to records obtained by WyoFile under the Freedom of Information Act.
Federal pay invoices show that Michael J. Ruffatto, founder and CEO of North American Power Group Ltd., based in Greenwood Village, CO, received $955,343.29, and Brad Enzi, NAPG's Cheyenne-based representative and son of Wyoming US Sen. Mike Enzi, $128,394.73 for the Two Elk Energy Park Carbon Site Characterization project from September 2009, when the study began, through July 31, 2011, the last date for which records were available. According to the National Recovery Act Transparency and Accountability Board, Ruffatto and Enzi's compensation is nearly 20 percent of the total spent so far on the project.
Wyofile claims the money is rolling in, but the company has not created any jobs yet!
And did you see this? With all the hub-bub about Solyndra, the would-be solar panel making company that went belly-up.
News reports today state the White House approves 2 more solar loans for $1 billion.
Isn't it nice to be in the green business.
We pay, they play.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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