Archive of News (2003)

News stories by year:

When Breathing Is Believing; New Yorkers Doubt E.P.A. Credibility on Air Safety, but Truth Is Complex

From the first days after Sept. 11, 2001, the fears and unknowns about health and air quality in Lower Manhattan were compounded by the politics that swirl, as always, around the Environmental Protection Agency. Continue reading

When Breathing Is Believing; New Yorkers Doubt E.P.A. Credibility on Air Safety, but Truth Is Complex

From the first days after Sept. 11, 2001, the fears and unknowns about health and air quality in Lower Manhattan were compounded by the politics that swirl, as always, around the Environmental Protection Agency. Continue reading

Democrats End Effort to Block Bush’s Choice To Lead E.P.A.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and other Democratic senators on Monday withdrew their holds on President Bush’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Gov. Michael O. Leavitt of Utah, clearing the way for Mr. Leavitt’s confirmation in a vote by the full Senate on Tuesday. Continue reading

Democrats End Effort to Block Bush’s Choice To Lead E.P.A.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and other Democratic senators on Monday withdrew their holds on President Bush’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Gov. Michael O. Leavitt of Utah, clearing the way for Mr. Leavitt’s confirmation in a vote by the full Senate on Tuesday. Continue reading

Details Emerge on Post-9/11 Clash Between White House and E.P.A.

Tensions between the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House Council on Environmental Quality over informing the public about air safety after the collapse of the World Trade Center may well have been greater than revealed in a report issued by the E.P.A.’s inspector general in August, according to newly released documents. Continue reading

Details Emerge on Post-9/11 Clash Between White House and E.P.A.

Tensions between the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House Council on Environmental Quality over informing the public about air safety after the collapse of the World Trade Center may well have been greater than revealed in a report issued … Continue reading

PUBLIC LIVES; A Public Health Warrior, Tracking 9/11 Trends

Dr. Polly Thomas is leaning over her computer, reviewing a daily graphic chart of people signing up for the World Trade Center Health Registry. Dr. Thomas is an assistant commissioner for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Continue reading

PUBLIC LIVES; A Public Health Warrior, Tracking 9/11 Trends

DR. POLLY THOMAS is leaning over her computer, reviewing a daily graphic chart of people signing up for the World Trade Center Health Registry. Dr. Thomas is an assistant commissioner for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Continue reading

You Should Have Seen the Air in ’53; After Sept. 11, Considering History’s Lessons on Pollution

A dry, wheezing, watery-eyed cough became common. The number of emergency room visits climbed, and the theaters in Times Square went dark for lack of business. Smoke and haze drifted across the region. Continue reading

Fire Officials Upset at End Of a Program For Survivors

The New York City Fire Department is concerned about the scheduled end of a federally funded program that was established after the World Trade Center attack to provide crisis counseling for city firefighters and other survivors. Continue reading