GOP lawmaker presses Commerce chief over climate change subpoena


The chairman of the House science committee is pressuring Commerce Secretary Penny Prizker in his ongoing quest to root out political machinations in a government study that erased previous beliefs about a pause in global warming.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, sent the letter Wednesday asking Pritzker to force the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to comply with a subpoena he sent last month. Smith is seeking communications by government employees who were connected with the study, including scientists and other people related to the study's release.