Dow makes request Trump administration

The company contends studies showing some chemicals as toxic are flawed.

April 21, 2017

Dow Chemical Co. 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 chief executive 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.

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