20 Apr '17, 2pm

Dow Chemical Pushes Trump Administration to Scrap Pesticide Study

Dow Chemical , whose CEO Andrew Liveris is a close adviser to President Donald Trump , is pressuring the administration to throw out a government risk study on several popular pesticides, the Associated Press reported. The 10,000-page study found that the three pesticides under review—chlorpyrifos , diazinon and malathion—pose a risk to roughly 1,800 animals and plants protected under the Endangered Species Act. The evaluations were compiled by federal scientists over the last four years and were expected to result in new limits on how and where the highly toxic pesticides can be used. But lawyers representing Dow and two other makers of the organophosphates sent letters to the heads of three cabinet agencies last week, asking that the study be "set aside" and saying that the results are flawed. Last month, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt scra...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/dow-pesticide-study-2370173164.html

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