Thursday, September 21, 2006
Article in the New York Times -- Govt Defends Remarks by Former EPA Chief, by the Associated Press:
The former Environmental Protection Agency chief should not be blamed for telling
residents near the World Trade Center site that the area was safe after the 2001
terrorist attacks, the government told an appeals court Thursday.
Federal officials also argued that a lower court judge was wrong to force Christine
Todd Whitman to face a 2004 lawsuit by people in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn who
said they were exposed to hazardous dust and debris from the fallen twin towers.