30 Jun '17, 2pm

The EPA chief met with Dow CEO before agency reversed its position on banning Dow’s pesticide. https://t.co/kPOH6V9cBp

The Trump administration last month reversed its proposed ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos , a neurotoxin that can harm children’s brains at exceedingly low exposures. In March, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt met privately with Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical, which developed chlorpyrifos and sells about 5 million pounds of the stuff annually in the United States. Let’s connect some more dots: Liveris contributed $1 million toward Trump’s inauguration and served on the president’s manufacturing advisory group during the transition. The president even gave Liveris a souvenir pen with which he signed a controversial executive order . According to multiple reports, Pruitt met Liveris at a Houston hotel 20 days before his agency reversed its course on the chlorpyrifos ban. At a congressional hearing earlier this month, Pruitt insisted his d...

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