The President of the United States accepted a bribe from a privately-owned company to cover up potential chemical dangers. Trump is in bed with the Dow Chemical Company to our detriment.
The President and CEO of Dow Chemical Company can’t stop praising Trump. Andrew Liveris says Trump and his Administration have “managed to move the ball in 45 days on regulatory reform more than in the previous 8 years.”
His company, Dow Chemical, donated $1 million to the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. A donation at that level bought him tickets to lunch with members of the Cabinet and Congress. It looks as though Dow put that donation to good use.
Now, the new head of the EPA — appointed by Trump, of course — says he won’t be following the recommendation of EPA scientists to ban chlorpyrifos. This is a type of insecticide that has been linked to serious health complications, which are particularly high among children and farmworkers.
Let’s connect the rest of the dots. Chlorpyrifos is made by Dow AgroSciences, which is a division of none other than (you guessed it) Dow Chemical. The EPA scientists say it’s dangerous and should be banned — but Trump and his people are in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency.
And Dow Chemical, as you might imagine, is very much opposed to any kind of chlorpyrifos ban. Scott Pruitt, the head of the EPA, says the agency is “returning to using sound science in decision-making.”
But it doesn’t sound like that’s the case, does it?
In February, Donald Trump signed an executive order to kill the Mining Stream Protection Rule, which kept coal mining waste out of drinking water. He’s made it clear that he plans to end several regulations that “kill businesses,” but has expressed little concern that these decisions will, in fact, end up killing people.
Meanwhile, Dow Chemical isn’t going to stop at one insecticide. There are lots of dangerous chemicals they’d like to use, whether it’s good for the American people or not.
Lawyers for Dow have already sent letters to Cabinet members in the Trump Administration, asking them to ignore government studies. The studies in question shed light on the effect of certain pesticides on endangered species.
The Associated Press reported Thursday that scientists in the government have compiled a report, numbering more than 10,000 pages, detailing the dangers of three pesticides. Chlorpyrifos can cause brain damage in children and could potentially wipe out the Pacific salmon population, which is kind of a big deal.
Dow Chemical spent $13.6 million on lobbying efforts just in 2016 alone. Maybe that’s why these potentially lethal, highly damaging chemicals have yet to be banned.
POLL: Is Trump a President for sale?
Did Dow Chemical buy off Trump and the EPA? Will Trump sell his decisions to the highest bidder?
It sure seems like Trump’s power is for sale.What do you think?
How much money is a report from EPA scientists worth, when a private company has millions of dollars to throw toward the Presidency? First, ask yourself this: how much is a child’s undamaged brain worth?
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