Update: Ex-EPA Chief Whitman Agrees to Testify


Ex-EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman abruptly reversed herself Friday and agreed to testify before Congress on her agency's response to the environmental fallout of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Two days ago, Whitman's lawyer Joel Kobert had denied a request from a House panel chaired by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., for his client to testify, noting she was named in two lawsuits related to the issue.

But today, Whitman herself told Nadler in a hand-delivered letter that she was willing to participate in a hearing "if you insist."

Nadler had originally invited Whitman to testify at a May 22 hearing. In a press release today announcing Whitman's decision, Nadler said he would reschedule Whitman's hearing to a date "in the near future."

On Sept. 18, 2001, then-EPA head Whitman released a statement declaring the results from air monitoring tests in New York showed "their air is safe to breathe."

Nearly two years after the attacks, the EPA's inspector general concluded that assurance and others were based on insufficient information. The report also said that EPA press releases were softened under pressure from the White House.

Multiple studies have documented health problems amongst 9/11 emergency responders and workers.
One study released last year by Mount Sinai Hospital in New York showed more than 70 percent of Ground Zero workers suffered health ailments or severe respiratory problems.

Whitman and the EPA face lawsuits from people who claim to have been harmed by air pollutants in the lower Manhattan area resulting from the attack. In her letter to Nadler, Whitman said she did not believe "it is appropriate for me to testify about matters that are currently pending in litigation."

An appeals court ruled last month that one lawsuit against Whitman, brought by a small number of government employees, could not go forward because the EPA chief could not be held constitutionally liable for her statements in the wake of the disaster.

"Officials might default to silence in the face of the public's urgent need for information," warned Judge Dennis Jacobs.

That recent ruling may also affect a class-action suit that has been brought against Whitman by residents of lower Manhattan.

In an e-mailed statement, Nadler expressed gratitude for Whitman's decision. "There are so many unanswered questions about why certain decisions were made," said the lawmaker, whose district includes lower Manhattan.

If they are not held accountable for their crimes...

This article will seem like a Hallmark Card compared to what I write then.

It's Not The Crime That Kills You, But The Cover-Up

EPA- You've got some 'splainin' to do!

Very good. The one question that comes to my mind is: "Did your office issue a direct order that the WTC complex had to be dismantled by 2007, in order to comply with the city's aesbestos codes?"

(Yes/No, not 'maybe'. Show the relevant documents, as in NOW!)

Nadler's response

was probably something along the lines of:

"Oh, I insist. Believe me, I insist."

(then under breath...)
"You bitch."

Physics/Science/Mathematics do not lie, only people do.
9/11 was an INSIDE JOB


more like:

"I'll SAY 'I insist,' but you and I know it's just for the sheeple, to get them excited...don't worry..don't worry. Has anyone ELSE paid for their crimes? Don't worry..."

The ABC wbsite allows comments. Go there and post TRUTH

News website appears to have an unmoderated "comment" capability.

Go there and comment.


Mine was brief and to the point:

"It was essential the crime scene be scrubbed immediately."

George Washington was far more comprehensive and eloquent.


Dog and pony show.

They want us to sit back and "wait and see" if anything comes of this. They're buying time, and political capital for Billary. If first responders see a little justice, that will be good, but we must not stop short of 100% Truth.
"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." - Buddha
"What you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." - Gandhi
"The Sun never shined on a cause of greater worth." - Thomas Paine


Exactly right. We all know they've chosen Hillary and this is just to make us feel like some justice has been served.
No one will get jail time, but money will be dumped on the problem and the illusion of justice will help cloak the CAUSE OF THE TOXIC DUST in the first place.

The horrible irony of wanting justice to be served to the EPA for lying about air quality when we all know the truth about what CAUSED the poison.

I'm still thrilled that the first responders will get help from this. And if they're asked to sign any waivers I'm sure it'll be publicized and it'll go viral on the internet. Hopefully.


To the average American please do not turn a blind eye to the government and other agents lying to the police/fireman about SAFE air quality!

Gloomy 2

Rise up sheep, rise up!