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Is the Energy Department violating federal records laws? That’s the concern of a government watchdog group after filing government records requests asking for information on applicants to the department’s controversial loan program.

Cause of Action asked the Energy Department for records regarding the identity and creditworthiness of the 460 applicants who had applied to the agency’s loan program, which guaranteed loans to green energy companies such as Solyndra, Abound Solar and Fisker Automotive.

However, CoA received a response that caused them to question the Energy Department’s record-keeping practices. The agency failed to produce letters they are required to send to the Internal Revenue Service when assessing the creditworthiness of a loan applicant.