Senate GOP to Use Subpoena Power in Water Hearings
September 14, 2016 | Environmental Litigation
As was originally reported by Zack Fink, New York State Lawmakers held three scheduled hearings on water quality in New York.
At the epicenter of the PFOA water crisis is Hoosick Falls. At the end of last year, the federal EPA informed residents to stop drinking and cooking with water from the town water supply. At one of the recent hearings, the EPA and state Department of Health played the blame game over who knew what and when and who acted quicker to protect the health of Hoosick Falls residents.
So far the Saint Gobain, the plastics manufacturing company whose plant in Hoosick Falls is believed to be the source of the water contamination has refused to testify publicly. However, Senate Republicans say they will use subpoena power to compel the company to testify.