The Curious Tale of the Presidential Pen. Part 2.

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Dow Chemical’s generosity toward President Trump, in donating $1million toward his inauguration ceremony, has been rewarded with a ‘Presidential Pen’ and is in no way connected with the reversal of proposals to ban Dow pesticides in the US.

After the extraordinary decision by the new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Donald Trump appointee Scott Pruitt, to reverse the proposed ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos, an enquiry has been requested by Congressional Democrats.

An incredibly damning letter was sent to the EPA stating that the decision was not based on the EPA’s own scientific findings, did not seem consistent with the law and even went on to ask: With which outside entities did he communicate? Specifically, did Mr. Pruitt have any communication with staff or representatives of Dow Chemical or any pesticide industry trade groups including CropLife America?”

In The Curious Tale of the Presidential Pen, Part 1, read about Dow’s notorious reputation for running rough-shod over rules and regulations in the countries within which it chooses to do business, its blacklisting for bribery in India, its ‘improper influence’ at the White House with Hilary Clinton, CEO Andrew Liveris’ ‘interesting’ use of company funds and much more: CLICK

Read more about the enquiry requested on the reversal of the ban on chlorpyrifos: CLICK

Read more about the timing of the ban reversal: CLICK

Dow Chemical asked US government agencies to ignore US Government scientists’ pesticide study: CLICK

Dow spent $13.6million dollars on lobbying the US Federal Government in 2016: CLICK

 

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