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Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (second from left) examines solar electric panels at the Abound Solar Inc. manufacturing plant in Longmont, Colo., in 2009. The company borrowed about $70 million from the federal government only to file for bankruptcy and close its doors. The company also received nearly $12 million in tax credits. (Associated Press)

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (second from left) examines solar electric panels at the Abound Solar Inc. manufacturing plant in Longmont, Colo., in 2009. The company borrowed about $70 million from the federal government only to file for bankruptcy and close its doors. The company also received nearly $12 million in tax credits. (Associated Press)

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