Bush Administration fights 9/11 Building Code recommendations
After September 11, the Federal Government investigated the World Trade Center collapses to assess how buildings should be made safer. It issued a series of recommendations based on a report of the National Institute of Standardds and Technology. These suggestions were incorporated into the model building code, which serves as a benchmark for more than 50,000 communities. Now the Bush Administration has joined landlords and developers in objecting to the safety provisions. Our tax dollars are now being spent to delay or defeat these safety improvements.