|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||22 Sep 2005 01:32:06 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Nadler to Bush: Learn from the Mistakes of 9/11"|
Press Release Office of Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) September 21, 2005
Nadler to Bush: Learn from the Mistakes of 9/11
Urges President, EPA, to protect Katrina victims from environmental dangers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) today wrote to President Bush, urging him not to repeat the mistakes the federal government made after 9/11 as recovery efforts get underway on the Gulf Coast. Congressman Nadler, who represents Ground Zero, watched four years ago as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prematurely declared Lower Manhattan safe for reoccupation – and now thousands are sick. Unfortunately, EPA’s handling of the Katrina cleanup shows much of the same haste and denial.
Among the most troubling signs that the federal government is taking a lax approach to cleanup are EPA’s recommendation that average citizens tackle asbestos cleanup, the failure to provide emergency workers with respirators, and – perhaps most frightening – reports that the White House has appointed political guru Karl Rove to head the reconstruction effort.
In his letter, Nadler asked for concrete answers to nine specific questions about the federal government’s commitment to environmental protection in the wake of Katrina. The full text of the letter ... [as well as the original press release, may be found at
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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