“Coal-state lawmakers fight to save industry”
“Some suspect the data was politicized. Over the last 20 months, the committee sent six requests for the data and all were ignored.
The committee letter asks, “If the EPA has nothing to hide,why not provide this information to the Congress and the American people?”
It adds, “In light of EPA’s steadfast refusal to cooperate, we are writing to inform you that failure to provide the requested documents will result in a subpoena to ensure disclosure.”
Some 130, or one-sixth, of all coal-fired plants in the country are already idled by EPA regulations and by tough competition from natural gas — made increasingly available through fracking.”