From USA Today's The Oval blog:
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