Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to ignore the findings of federal scientists.
Those scientists have pointed to a family of widely used pesticides as being harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.
According to NBC News, Dow’s CEO is a close adviser to President Donald Trump.
Dow’s laywers and two other manufacturers of organophosphates asked the heads of three Trump cabinet agencies “to set aside” the results of government studies.
The companies contend the studies are fundamentally flawed.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he was reversing an Obama-era effort to bar the use of Dow’s chlorpyrifos pesticide on food.
Recent peer-reviewed studies report that even tiny levels of exposure can hinder the development of children’s brains.
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