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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:52 AM

AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

Source: Associated Press



WASHINGTON (AP) Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap 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 also heads a White House manufacturing working group, and two other makers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three Cabinet agencies. The companies asked them "to set aside" the results of government studies the companies contend are fundamentally flawed.

The letters, dated April 13, were obtained by The Associated Press.

Dow Chemical chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris is a close adviser to President Donald Trump. The company wrote a $1 million check to help underwrite Trump's inaugural festivities.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/a29073ecef9b4841b2e6cca07202bb67/ap-exclusive-pesticide-maker-tries-scrap-risk-study

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DonViejo Thursday OP
sinkingfeeling Thursday #1
democratisphere Thursday #2
riversedge Thursday #3
JudyM Thursday #4
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cynical_idealist Thursday #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:55 AM

1. I'm willing to bet that this administration buries the report.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 09:10 AM

2. Liveris is a piece of garbage and this relationship with drumpf and the

danger of Dow's pesticides to living creatures needs to be exposed. Dow is an irresponsible company with a checkered past.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:41 AM

3. We need to vigorously fight back by whatever means possible.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:58 AM

4. And yet they want to be viewed by the public as a good corporate citizen. Greenwashing BS.

http://www.dow.com/en-us/science-and-sustainability

Hoping they get positively slammed on social for their hypocrisy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:12 PM

5. So......the corporate paybacks begin

Nah, they're already here. Pardon us while we kill everything.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 07:03 PM

6. i.e.: Pesticide maker tries to kill US ALL

Pesticide maker tries to kill US AL

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