The Philadelphia Inquirer published an editorial last Saturday, April 3rd supporting the home fire sprinkler requirement and the denial of the injunction filed by the builders to do away with it.
The opinion piece addresses the “red herring” arguments with facts and goes on to say that “in rejecting the builders' plea for an injunction, Commonwealth Court Judge Johnny J. Butler noted that the building code update had been in the works for more than a year, that it had been given a careful review by state officials who had the authority to reject the sprinkler mandate, and that the builder trade group had presented input at various stages…That sounds like the builders were given a fair hearing, but fire-safety concerns legitimately prevailed. “
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