WASHINGTON –  Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today released the following statement in response to the Massachusetts and New York Attorneys’ General and several environmental groups’ refusal to comply with subpoenas issued and announced on July 13. Smith’s subpoenas demanded documents related to coordinated efforts to deprive companies, nonprofit organizations, scientists and scholars of their First Amendment rights.

Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas): “The Committee is disappointed that the New York and Massachusetts Attorneys General and the environmental activist organizations behind the AGs’ efforts have refused to comply with lawfully issued subpoenas. Their noncompliance only raises additional questions. As discussions with the individual subpoena recipients move forward, the Committee will consider using all tools at its disposal to further its investigation.”