09 Apr '17, 3pm

A Pen Isn't the Only Gift Trump Gave Dow Chemical

Perhaps the Senate, in its hearing on Scott Pruitt's nomination to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), should have questioned Pruitt as the chief pediatrician for America's children. As head of the EPA Pruitt gets to decide what is safe for our kids—in the air they breathe, the water they drink, the food they eat and the communities they play. Senators didn't ask—but they are finding out. In his first big test of what kind of pediatrician he will be, Pruitt decided to reverse an earlier EPA decision to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, a potent nerve gas banned from household use years ago, but still used in farms, orchards, pastures and golf courses. Chlorpyrifos belongs to the same family as the nerve gas sarin —suspected of being behind the appalling chemical weapon attack which occurred this week in Syria, provoking appropriate outrage from the administr...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/epa-pruitt-chlorpyrifos-235233772...

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