SWAMP WATCH: Update, Andrew Wheeler has taken over Pruitt’s position and is considered to be a corporate water carrier with so many conflicts of interest he has to carry a list.
Luckily for Dow, the E.P.A. is now run by climate-change skeptic and general enemy of living things Scott Pruitt, who last month said he would reverse “an Obama-era effort to bar the use of Dow’s chlorpyrifos pesticide on food after recent peer-reviewed studies found that even tiny levels of exposure could hinder the development of children’s brains.” Plus, Dow Chemical C.E.O. Andrew Liveris is good buddies with President Donald Trump. So, you can see how the company, which the AP reports also spent $13.6 million on lobbying last year, might feel like it is in the clear.
Dow also donated $1 million to underwrite Trump’s inaugural festivities, the AP reports,
The fact that C.E.O. Andrew Liveris is a close adviser to Donald Trump can’t hurt.