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Science committee chair subpoenas environment agency

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Environmental Protection Agency blasts move related to information requests as ‘unnecessary and unwarranted’

Eddie Bernice Johnson, the chairwoman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, has issued a legally binding order to the director of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler.

The subpoena, issued on 15 November, commands Wheeler to present information to the committee by 22 November to explain the agency’s actions related to the chemical formaldehyde.

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