Ignore pesticides data, firm urges

It asks U.S. agencies ‘to set aside’ studies’ findings of harm

Posted: April 21, 2017 at 1:53 a.m.

In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to employees of the EPA in Washington.

WASHINGTON -- Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to ignore 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.

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