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February 13, 2014


McConnell Sought Funding for Project He Criticized

Two years ago, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) "took to the Senate floor to deride President Obama for a speech that called for developing biofuel from algae -- dismissing it as nothing more than a pipe dream," the Louisville Courier-Journal reports.

Said McConnell: "I think the American people realize that a president who's out there talking about algae when they're having to choose between whether to buy groceries or to fill up the tank is the one who's out of touch."

"But a few years earlier, McConnell himself worked to obtain a $30 million grant for a company that wanted to build a plant in Springfield, Ky., to turn algae, switchgrass, corn cobs and other such materials into ethanol -- a plant that ultimately was never built and a grant that was never spent."












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