The White House Council on Environmental Quality is headed by James Connaughton, who is not a scientist. He had been appointed to his post, by President Bush, only months before 9/11. His previous experience; representing large corporations in disputes about cleaning toxic waste sites working against the EPA.
Even today the media reports and many scientists believe that the steel melted. It is argued that the jet fuel burns very hot, especially with so much fuel present, then he goes on….this is not true and I see many other scientists saying this is not true… the temperature of the fire at the World Trade Center was not unusual and was definitely, most definitely, not capable of melting steel.