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)