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House Science Chairman Lamar Smith Threatens More Action on Climate Probe

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Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016 02:12 PM

The chairman of the House Science Committee is threatening further action after the New York and Massachusetts attorneys general refused to comply with congressional subpoenas seeking records about their investigations into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about man-made climate change.

Texas GOP Rep. Lamar Smith said he was disappointed that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey refused to comply with subpoenas he issued two weeks ago.

In an escalating political fight over global warming, Smith is pursuing records from the two Democrats, along with nine environmental, scientific and philanthropic organizations. Schneiderman and Healey say Congress lacks authority over them.

Smith said Wednesday their noncompliance "only raises additional questions" and said "the committee will consider using all tools at its disposal to further its investigation."

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The chairman of the House Science Committee is threatening further action after the New York and Massachusetts attorneys general refused to comply with congressional subpoenas seeking records about their investigations into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about...
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2016-12-27
Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016 02:12 PM
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