Lawmaker Finds EPA In Default Of Health Data Subpoena

Law360, New York (September 4, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT) -- The chairman of the House Science Committee said Tuesday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stands in default of a GOP subpoena demanding private health data used to develop air rules, vowing to continue his pursuit of the documents with or without agency cooperation.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chided the agency for only sending the committee already-public information along with a letter explaining why it would not hand over more information on data that underlies expensive emissions regulations. By not providing the committee with anything new, the EPA ignored its obligations under the subpoena, according to Smith.

"I remain hopeful that...

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