House Committee Chair Says DOI Dodged Coal Rule Subpoena

Law360, New York (April 12, 2012, 11:02 PM EDT) -- The chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources on Thursday claimed the U.S. Department of the Interior had dodged its subpoena by offering partially redacted documents in response to a demand for information on the planned revision of a coal production regulation.

Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash. — who subpoenaed the DOI earlier this month as part of the committee's yearlong investigation into the DOI's proposed revision of a 2008 stream buffer zone rule on surface coal mining — said he would hand...
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