posted on Aug, 26 2003 @ 02:25 PM
This is truly sickening. I'm speechless.
White House ordered false assurances on air quality, report says
New York -- In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, the White House instructed the Environmental Protection Agency
to give the public misleading information, telling New Yorkers it was safe to breathe when reliable information on air quality was not available.
That finding is included in a report released Friday by the Office of the Inspector General of the EPA. It noted that some of the agency's news
releases in the weeks after the attack were softened before being released to the public: Reassuring information was added, while cautionary
information was deleted.