January 27, 2002 |
As the Washington press has occupied itself looking for conflicts of interest in the Enron scandal, another possible ethical issue--this one involving Environmental Protection Agency head Christine Todd Whitman--has gone largely unnoticed. EPA national ombudsman Robert J. Martin has accused Whitman of trying to muzzle him at the very time he is challenging an EPA agreement beneficial to a primary backer of Whitman's husband's venture capital firm. Congress is likely to hold hearings on the controversy in the coming weeks.
November 4, 2001
Re "Bush Team OKs Clinton Arsenic Rules," Nov. 1: I was overjoyed on Thursday when, while drinking my filtered-water-brewed coffee, I read the article outlining EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman's decision to raise drinking water standards for arsenic levels. As a practicing environmentalist I view this as a huge victory. In this era of national terror the environment not only takes a back seat, but it is shoved in the back of the American public's flag-clad sport-utility vehicles.
January 18, 2001 |
If confirmed as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman said Wednesday that she intends to "transform the way the EPA meets its mission" by seeking consensus instead of confrontation with polluters. Although Whitman's approach worries environmental groups, which frequently criticized her actions as governor, the nominee was greeted warmly by Democrats and Republicans alike on the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works.
November 14, 1998 |
New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman had her appendix removed after she was admitted to the hospital with stomach pains. The surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital took about 90 minutes, her spokesman Peter McDonough said. Whitman, a Republican, went in for surgery following several days of "abdominal distress," McDonough said. He said the governor is expected to be discharged from the hospital today. "She will be back to work on Monday," McDonough said.
October 12, 1997 |
If misery really does love company, then Californians upset about high auto insurance rates (and who doesn't fit in that category?) might consider finding a friend in New Jersey. For years, New Jersey has had the dubious distinction of having the highest premiums in the country--on average, 20% higher than rates in California, where officials hope a rating plan announced earlier this month may drop costs for many drivers.
June 4, 1997 |
State Sen. Jim McGreevey, who voted for the infamous 1990 tax increase that doomed the state's last Democratic governor, won the party's primary to challenge Gov. Christine Todd Whitman. McGreevey defeated Rep. Robert Andrews and former prosecutor Michael Murphy for the chance to take on the popular, tax-cutting Republican governor. With 94% of districts reporting, McGreevey had 140,232 votes, or 40%, Andrews had 132,203 votes, or 37% and Murphy had 74,847 votes, or 21%.