The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has subpoenaed EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy after the agency “refused to provide witnesses to a field hearing on the EPA-caused Gold King Mine spill.” The Washington Times:
Committee members blasted the EPA for its lack of cooperation in aiding the panel in its oversight role on the Aug. 5 spill, in which an EPA-led crew uncorked 3 million gallons of orange contaminated wastewater during a mine cleanup project…
“[I]t troubles me that this committee had to take the extraordinary step of issuing a subpoena to a confirmed federal official,” Mr. Barrasso said.
“I am troubled further that the EPA would disregard such failures and attempt to avoid the responsibility by refusing to appear before the committee and answer questions,” he said. “This sort of behavior is unbecoming of any federal official and won’t be tolerated.”