Henry Waxman is trying to get to the bottom of the EPA’s refusal to allow California to regulate greenhouse gases more strictly than the federal government does. Ryan Grim at Politico has the details:
In the letter, Waxman, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee gives a hint that the investigation will likely soon escalate to subpoenas. “In prior investigations, the Committee has allowed counsel representing the agency to be present during transcribed interviews. In this case, since your own conduct is being examined, this accommodation would not be appropriate, although counsel employed by the agency may participate if they certify that their presence is as counsel for the witness,” he wrote.
I’m sure the explanation for all of this is not corrupt or disgraceful. No sir. The full text of the letter is below the fold.
Dear Administrator Johnson:
On December 20, 2007, I wrote to request that you provide the Committee with documents relating to your decision to reject California’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I requested that the documents be produced on a rolling s... Read more