Lone Tree Council and TRW
Dioxin Update #123
May 3, 2008
Hearings to be held next week on firing of Region V Administrator
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D Rhode
Island) will be leading an oversight hearing into the politicization of the
EPA and the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of Region V EPA
Administrator Mary Gade.
You can watch Senator Whitehouse's
comments from yesterday on YOUTUBE:
The politicization of Dow Chemical's
dioxin contamination needs a thorough vetting at all levels of government. Gade's
firing is right on the heels of a senate committee which is reviewing a
report that says the Bush administration is hampering the ability of
Environmental Protection Agency scientists to assess the health dangers of
More on Mary
Dingell to probe why EPA official leaving job
Concerns raised after regional director claims her
ousting is related to Dow Chemical dioxin cleanup.
Deb Price / The Detroit News
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Detroit, ordered
his oversight staff on Friday to look into a charge by the top Midwest
official of the Environmental Protection Agency that she was forced out
because she was aggressively pushing Dow Chemical Co. to clean up dioxin
contamination in a 52-mile stretch of waterway that dumps into Saginaw Bay.
WALL STREET JOURNAL
EPA Regional Chief Resigns After
By STEPHEN POWER in Washington and ANA CAMPOY
May 3, 2008; Page A4
"It's related to the ongoing
discussion between me, my region and [EPA] headquarters about Dow," Ms. Gade
said. She declined to specify what she and her superiors had disagreed about
but added that ordinary citizens "should be concerned" because "this may be
some of the worst dioxin contamination" in the U.S.
More to come soon as this injustice
Michelle Hurd Riddick
Lone Tree Council
Source: Lone Tree Council / TRW
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