Issa staffer joins Institute for Energy Research

IER describes itself as a nonpartisan organization that believes “freely-functioning energy markets provide the most efficient and effective solutions to today’s global energy and environmental challenge.”

The group has attacked White House energy policies and backs GOP-led calls to substantially expand offshore oil-and-gas drilling.

IER has also been critical of Environmental Protection Agency clean-air regulations and the Obama administration’s handling of the $535 million loan guarantee to failed solar firm Solyndra.