Tell Congress: Regulate Dangerous Pesticides
The Trump Administration's Environmental Protection Agency is using questionable science in its regulation of pesticides. That puts us all at risk.
Recently revealed court documents show that the registration of the pesticide glyphosate was heavily influenced by Monsanto, and a letter from Dow Chemcial has emerged in which it asks the agency to ignore studies showing the dangers of three chemicals in its products. On top of that, the EPA decided to overrule and ignore findings by its own scientists to approve Chlorpyrifos, despite the fact that it's been linked to brain damage in children.
The EPA is supposed to protect us from dangerous toxic chemicals, not greenlight their use at the behest of industry. We need better oversight to make sure that the EPA is acting in our interest. Tell Congress to investigate the Trump EPA's regulatory process!
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To Greg Walden, Chairman of the Committee of Energy and Commerce:
The Environmental Protection Agency’s recent regulatory processes on pesticides are cause for concern. First, court documents revealed Monsanto manufactured scientific studies on glyphosate and had a large role in the registration of the pesticide. Then, the EPA rejected the science on chlorpyrifos and declined to ban the insecticide, even though EPA scientists linked it to brain damage in children last year. Most recently, letters show that Dow Chemical Co. asked federal regulators, including the EPA, to ignore a damning study on three widely used pesticides.
I am echoing the call of four members of your committee in urging you to investigate some of the EPA’s recent regulatory actions on pesticides. Crucial regulatory decisions that impact our health should be based solely on the science. Please investigate to make sure that is the case.
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