House Dem Slams GOP Subpoena Of EPA Health Data

Law360, New York (August 7, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT) -- A leading House Democrat is crying foul over a GOP subpoena of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency health data used as the basis for air regulations, describing the move on Tuesday as a wide-reaching violation of privacy and an unfair assault on the agency's research.

House Science Committee ranking member Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, said that the subpoena issued by committee chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, raises troubling questions about how the information will be used by Congress. It could also leave researchers liable for breaking confidentiality agreements....
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