"Pesticide Maker Dow Chemical Tries To Kill Risk Study"

"WASHINGTON — Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration that’s open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.

Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO is a close adviser to President Trump, and two other manufacturers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three of Trump’s Cabinet agencies. The companies asked them “to set aside” the results of government studies that the companies contend are fundamentally flawed.

Dow Chemical wrote a $1 million check to help underwrite Trump’s inaugural festivities, and its CEO, Andrew Liveris, heads a White House manufacturing working group."

Michael Biesecker reports for the Associated Press April 20, 2017.


"Dow Chemical Gave President Trump $1 Million For His Inauguration. They Now Want Him To Toss A Study On Pesticides" (Salon)

"Dow Chemical Donates $1 Million to Trump, Asks Administration to Ignore Pesticide Study" (Vanity Fair)

Source: AP, 04/21/2017