Committee Letter to GAO Requesting an Investigation of FutureGen
February 15, 2008
The Honorable David M. Walker
Comptroller General of the United States
U.S. Government Accountability Office
441 G. Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20548
Dear Mr. Walker:
On January 31, 2008, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a significant departure from its clean coal initiative, FutureGen. Originally conceived in 2003, FutureGen was touted as a pollution-free power plant of the future intended to showcase cutting-edge technologies to address climate change and advance the President’s hydrogen initiative.