From the AP-- U.S. District Judge Deborah A. Batts refused to grant [then EPA chief Christie Todd] Whitman immunity against a class-action lawsuit brought in 2004 by residents, students and workers in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn who said they were exposed to hazardous materials from the destruction of the World Trade Center.The useless WH press corp has yet to tackle this. How dare they let the president off the hook? How many letters I've written to Gov Pataki... asking him how on earth he could go around NYS campaigning for bush in light of this... how could Guiliani befriend the administration that allowed the denizens of his beloved city to be contaminated on purpose? How could any firefighter or rescue worker dare to support this administration after their sheer neglect of their health and safety. It boggles the mind.
"No reasonable person would have thought that telling thousands of people that it was safe to return to lower Manhattan, while knowing that such return could pose long-term health risks and other dire consequences, was conduct sanctioned by our laws," the judge said.
She called Whitman's actions "conscience-shocking," saying the EPA chief knew that the collapse of the twin towers released tons of hazardous materials into the air.
Whitman had no comment, according to a spokeswoman. A Justice Department spokesman said the government had no comment.
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Friday, February 3
Judge Slams Ex-EPA Chief Over Sept. 11
Well it's about time. How long have I been ranting about this? It's been a little over 4 years since we were informed that the air was safe to breathe downtown, that the WH told the EPA to lie about their findings. Meanwhile thousands of New Yorkers are suffering from lung diseases... but hey who cares about liberal New Yorkers? 9/11 was an attack on America more than an attack in NY if you listen to the powers that be. But...