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Christie to Clear the Air

From the New York Post:

CHRISTIE TO CLEAR THE AIR AP

May 19, 2007 -- Former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Christie Whitman has agreed to testify before Congress about the federal government's handling of the air-quality and health issues following the 9/11 attacks, a day after saying she wouldn't.

Whitman's attorney told Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) Wednesday that she could not testify next week at a subcommittee hearing on post-Sept. 11 air-quality issues.

The lawyer cited a pending federal lawsuit against the EPA over its statements that air was safe to breathe in downtown Manhattan in the days after the attacks.

But in a letter dated Thursday, Whitman told Nadler that while she hoped he would reconsider having her testify, "if you insist that I appear before the subcommittee while that litigation is still pending, I am prepared to honor your request." (keep reading)

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