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EPA chief, DOW head met before pesticide ruling

Posted on - Michael Biesecker The Associated Press

Twenty days after Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt met with Dow CEO Andrew Liveris for about a half-hour at a Houston hotel, Pruitt announced his decision to deny a petition to ban Dow’s chlorpyrifos pesticide from being sprayed on food, despite a review by his agency’s scientists that concluded ingesting even minuscule amounts of the chemical can harm children.