Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown and three of his Democratic colleagues are trying to prevent the federal government from paying clean energy stimulus funds to foreign companies that build wind turbines and other components overseas, according to a story in The Columbus Dispatch today. The move drew a sharp rebuke from the Obama Administration, which warned that any delay in funding for clean energy projects would give other countries an advantage over the United States in developing their renewable and advanced energy industries. Additional details on the controversy can be found here and here.