Investigating environmental impacts of 9/11


New York Democrats Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Congressman Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, said today they will hold companion hearings into the failures of the federal government to respond to the environmental crisis that resulted from the attacks on the World Trade Center.

The hearings would be the first comprehensive Congressional oversight investigations into environmental matters that Clinton and Nadler say include: the Administration’s misleading public statements about post-9/11 air quality, its continued failure to provide proper testing and cleaning of indoor spaces contaminated by World Trade Center toxins, and the lack of health care for the thousands ill as a result of exposure to pollutants.  


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  1. the consultant on

    the truth is that the air quality at ground zero was
    unacceptable…rescue workers were thrown into the
    situation without suitable protection ….the city
    chose to clean the site up as fast as possible risking
    the lives of the volunteers who rose to the occasion
    but for the research of one attorney..david worby
    there still would be no connection between 9/11
    and the deaths of the workers that followed
    rudy is culpable on this issue and he needs to adddress


    Hey Mike: why don’t you talk about Giuliani’s 9/11 performance? He will not hold up to scrutiny. He made miserable failures in the years leading up to 9/11 and his short-sighted stubborn decisions undoubtedly cost us more lives on 9/11.

  3. the consultant on

    the only reason you don’t like Rudy is because he is pro
    choice..most people in this nation including conservative
    primary voters recognize that leadership in a crisis is
    the number one priority for the next republican presidnet
    and on that issue rudy is carrying the day for now…
    The fact that you are attempting to undercut rudy falls
    into contradiction of your recent criticism of my support
    of chuck what you are telling the bloggers
    is that the number one anti-terrorist leader and the
    only man seen by the nation as leading after the attack
    is not fit to be president because he is pro-choice
    and pro-gun control…and yet the other candidate I mentioned who is lock step with you on social issues
    is not fit to be president ( and therefore makes me
    a democrat) is Repoublican Chuck Hagel who is anti war
    seems to me that the only person blogging who may
    be a liberal democrat is YOU

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    1. Key Bush Supporters Defecting to Obama

    Disillusioned supporters of President Bush are defecting from the Republican ranks and turning to Democrat Barack Obama as the best 2008 presidential candidate for uniting a divided nation.

    One of those Obama admirers is Tom Bernstein, who attended Yale University with Bush and co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team with him. In 2004 he donated the maximum $2,000 to Bush’s re-election campaign and gave $50,000 to the Republican National Committee, reports Sarah Baxter, a Washington correspondent for the Times of London.

    This year he is supporting Obama, and has said he admires the Democrat’s call for action on Darfur.

    Another Obama fan is Matthew Dowd, Bush’s chief campaign strategist in 2004, who last month declared that he was disappointed with the president’s leadership. Dowd hasn’t yet endorsed a candidate, but he said the only one he likes is Obama.

    Robert Kagan, a leading neoconservative, is an informal policy adviser to Republican candidate John McCain. But in a recent article in the Washington Post, Kagan wrote glowingly of a speech by Obama at a Chicago gathering, saying it was “pure John Kennedy.�

    In that speech, Obama called for an increase in defense spending and talked about building democracies and the right to take unilateral action to protect American interests if necessary, Baxter reported.

    Financiers have also been “oiling Obama’s campaign,� Baxter wrote, noting: “John Canning, a ‘Bush pioneer’ and investment banker who pledged to raise $100,000 for the president in 2004, has given up on the Republicans. ‘I know lots of my friends in this business are disenchanted and are definitely looking for something different,’ he said.�

    Democrat Hillary Clinton has been attracting some support from Republican defectors, too. John Mack, who helped raise $200,000 for Bush’s re-election, has said he was “impressed� by Clinton’s expertise.

    According to figures cited by Baxter, Obama and Clinton have received more than $750,000 in individual donations from former Bush donors.