Whitman on hot seat over 9/11 aftermath
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Author:  Catherine [ Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Whitman on hot seat over 9/11 aftermath

Whitman on hot seat over 9/11 aftermath: Ex-EPA chief denounces criticism as 'downright falsehoods'

WASHINGTON - Ex-EPA chief Christie Whitman was bombarded Monday with boos, hisses, and a host of accusations at a congressional hearing after making assurances it was safe to breathe the air around the ruined World Trade Center.

The confrontation between the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency and her fiercest critics grew heated at times, with members of the audience shouting out in anger, only to be gaveled down by the hearing chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler.

For three hours Whitman faced repeated charges from Nadler and others that the EPA's public statements in the wake of the attacks gave people a false sense of safety.

I'm glad this happened, as Whitman isn't on my list of liked politicians, but I wish the same thing would happen at the Attorneygate hearings! :P


Author:  Guest [ Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:54 am ]
Post subject:  Background Info

Here's some background on Whitman's resignation in 2003


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