Issa threatens subpoena on EPA Alaska mine review

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has threatened subpoenaing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for documents regarding a potential Alaska mine.

Issa, along with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), said he wants to know more about the intentions behind a water impact test EPA is conducting near a discussed mine site in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

The lawmakers said in a Thursday letter that EPA’s actions have “bordered on the absurd” by since the committee’s initial May 10 inquiry about the matter.

“It strains credibility that EPA has been unable to provide a full response to the Committee more than seven months after the initial request,” Issa and Jordan wrote to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.

“If EPA fails to provide the documents as requested, the Committee will consider use of the compulsory process.”

Read more at The Hill. By Zack Colman.



  1. What good were the subpoenas for Fast and Furious do? They really accomplished a lot.

  2. Instead of making threats why doesn't he just use his bully pulpit and do it? I get sick of these people who campaigned to represent us spending all their time posturing and doing nothing. They need to spend more time worrying about the people back home and not the government owned media. Lack of accountability is what has gotten us to this point and it needs to stop.

  3. The EPA is not interested in cooperating with the people. The EPA is Obama's tool to impoverish the people.

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