by Becky Fenger
The Heartland Institute

As our nation marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 collapse of the World Trade Towers, I again ask the question: How long will Americans allow misguided environmentalism and bureaucratic complacency to endanger the lives of our citizens?…

Three days after the Twin Towers’ disaster, Steve Milloy – publisher of, senior legal fellow at the Energy and Environment Legal Institute, and author of Junk Science Judo: Self-defense against Health Scares and Scams – wrote in his weekly column about the lives that might have been saved had New York not halted the use of asbestos.

“The insulation was intended to delay the steel from melting in the case of fire by up to four hours,” Milloy wrote. “The steel frames of One World Trade Center lasted only one hour and forty minutes, while the steel frames of Two World Trade Center lasted just fifty-six minutes before collapsing.”

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