A GOP lawmaker who has been leading the charge in the investigation of the Obama administration's handling of the Department of Energy loan guarantee program is facing fresh criticism from a prominent conservative organization for his connections to a taxpayer-backed clean energy firm that he backed for a loan guarantee.
Rep. Fred Upton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce committee, has been among the toughest critics of the Obama administration for providing a loan guarantee to the now-bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Solyndra.
But Upton was also among a bi-partisan group of Michigan lawmakers that wrote Energy Secretary Stephen Chu in support of a loan guarantee to United Solar Ovonics. The parent company of United Solar, Energy Conversion Devices, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday. ECD plans to sell off United Solar....MORE
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Not The Onion: "Club for Growth criticizes Solyndra critic Upton"
From USA Today's The Oval blog: