U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPA chief met with Dow Chemical CEO before deciding not to ban toxic pesticide

EPA chief met with Dow Chemical CEO before deciding not to ban toxic pesticide

The Trump administration's top environmental official met privately with the chief executive of Dow Chemical shortly before reversing his agency's push to ban a widely used pesticide that health studies showed can harm children's brains, newly released records reveal.

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's schedule shows he met with Dow CEO Andrew Liveris for about half an hour March 9 during a conference held at a Houston hotel. Twenty days later, Pruitt announced his decision to deny a petition to ban Dow's chlorpyrifos pesticide from being sprayed on food...

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