Waxman Issues Subpoena

Henry Waxman, Chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, issued a subpoena to obtain EPA documents that relate to the EPA’s denial of California’s waiver to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.In a press release Rep. Waxman said,

“Despite several requests for these documents, EPA has refused to provide them to the Committee. These documents must be provided to the Committee because they are relevant to the examination of the Administration’s decision to reject California’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles. The desire to conceal embarrassing facts is not a valid legal basis for withholding these documents from the Committee.”

The documents Rep. Waxman seeks are outlined in a letter from him to EPA Administrator Johnson.