…maybe, just maybe, it had something to do with their funding.
Slicing Through Every Single 'Debunker' Argument, One at a Time
Van Romero, Vice President of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, gained lasting notoriety for candid remarks concerning the collapses of the Twin Towers. In a September 11, 2001 article in the Albuquerque Journal, Romero was quoted as stating that the collapses of the Twin Towers were the result of explosive devices.
A scan of some articles from New Mexico Tech's website suggests a motive for Van Romero's about-face...