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"Chemical Industry Insider Now Shapes E.P.A. Policy" is what it sounds like: a showdown between new EPA Deputy Dr. Nancy Beck and the newly retired, emotionally exhausted, former top EPA official Wendy Cleland-Hammett over regulations and bans of chemicals like #chlorpyrifos, a pesticide known for causing childhood developmental disability. Classic Good v. Evil, with the political tide turning toward the likes of Beck: #trump affiliated, excused from signing ethics agreements and now rewriting the rules of what's safe with backing from Dow Chemical (huh, largest maker of chlorpyrifos) and a focus on language that will endow legal loopholes for chemical manufacturers to slip through. The #epa identified 10 top toxic threats like 1,4 Dioxane and Pigment Violet 29 and Carbon Tetrachloride, which sound like nonsense but are unparalleled in their ability to damage nerves, cause #cancer, harm kids. A law passed under the #obama administration meant to crack down on them, but now it's all Under Review. It's one of those reads where hackneyed phrases like "corrupt officials in bed with corporations" and "lobbyist crony" are legitimate descriptions and makes me hope that this is indeed, just a tide that will turn back after (hopefully within?) the next three years. For my child, for all of our children and all vulnerable citizens. #week7 #itmfa #ozzieleonard @nytimes #sundaytimes #sundayswithozzie
Pruitt was put in charge of the @epagov to dismantle it and make it ineffective so a few can hoard more money and power as if it's something they can bring with them after they croak. #chlorpyrifos #chlorpyrifos #jobsareingreentech @Regranned from @frontlinepbs -  How did Scott Pruitt go from fighting the EPA to leading it? Get an inside look at the ascent of the anti-environmental regulation movement in America in “War on the EPA" -- Wednesday, 10/11 on FRONTLINE. . . . #frontlinepbs #pbs #documentary #journalism #epa #scottpruitt - #regrann
Sign @earthjustice’s petition! The Scott Pruitt-run EPA won’t ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos (klor-peer-ih-foss), despite EPA scientists’ own recommendations. Chlorpyrifos is a neurotoxicant and endocrine (hormone) disruptor that has been linked to long-term damage in children’s brains. EPA scientists reported last year that residues of chlorpyrifos on produce and in some areas’ drinking water exceed federal safety standards. Those most at risk are farmworkers (from excessive exposure) and children (whose developing bodies are especially vulnerable to toxicants). They should not pay the price for our inaction. Put the pressure on Scott Pruitt to phase out chlorpyrifos: Sign the petition from the link in my bio. #chlorpyrifos #pesticide #toxic #toxicant #toxics #poison #epa #farmworkers #food #health #butterflies
"The #trump administration's decision not to #ban the #pesticide #chlorpyrifos, although the EPA had already studied it and determined it was unsafe to use, has aroused anger and fear in the #environmental and progressive #agriculture sectors. 🌐 A report from the Associated Press makes that decision even more questionable: according to schedule documents the AP secured under the Freedom of Information Act, #epa chief Scott #pruitt took a private meeting with Andrew Liveris, the CEO of #dowchemical, shortly before deciding to go against his own agency’s recommendation in refusing to ban chlorpyrifos. 🌐 In June 2016, the EPA performed an extensive assessment of chlorpyrifos, an insecticide that essentially shuts down the organs of #insect pests. That assessment found that chlorpyrifos as it is currently used is #unsafe; it is found in dangerously high levels in #drinkingwater, and it can affect both #farmworkers and #children in #dangerous ways. Though it wasn’t the subject of that study, chlorpyrifos is likely to have damaging effects on the environment as well. 🌐 After taking control of the EPA, one of Scott Pruitt’s first major moves was to ignore the study done by the EPA claiming that the study’s methodology was flawed. When asked if he could provide a single peer-reviewed #study citing the safety of chlorpyrifos, Pruitt said simply said that the decision was based on “interagency dialogue,” and continues to cite the largely industry-backed forces decrying the EPA’s study. Today, the #pesticide remains legal and widely used. 🌐 The connection between Dow Chemical and the Trump administration is not #secret, or even, to be honest, subtle; Dow's CEO was present at a Trump signing of a deregulation bill in late February, as were representatives from Lockheed Martin, Johnson & Johnson, and Campbell’s. 🌐 Dow has extensive #lobbying #power in #washington, having spent about $13.6 million in 2016, not including a million-dollar check to
Chlorpyrifos was banned from home use due to its link with brain damage and after decades of petitioning was banned from industrial use by Obama. Recently Trump has lifted the ban, ignoring the advice of the EPA's chemical safety expert and directly benefiting DOW Chemical. Serving industry, sacrificing people as commander in chief. ☠️#maga #trump #antipartisan2020 #republic #republican #republicanparty #democracy #democrats #democrat #usapolitics #chlorpyrifos #psa
Despite overwhelming #scientific #evidence, #climatedenier #scottpruitt and his #polluterfriendly Environmental Protection Agency (#EPA) refused earlier this year to ban #chlorpyrifos, the extremely toxic pesticide linked to a whole host of debilitating neurological disorders, long-term damage to children's brains and even cancer. . Chlorpyrifos is so #dangerous that the EPA banned the #toxin for home use nearly two decades ago, yet #bigag still sprays nearly 10 million pounds of the #chemical on #crops across the #country, which poses a major health risk to #farmworkers, many of whom are #immigrants, and #children in #rural #communities. . Since the EPA would rather give handouts to the chemical industry than protect consumers, farmworkers and children. A group of #democratic #senators have introduced the "Protect Children, Farmers and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act" to completely prohibit the use of chlorpyrifos in food. We must demand the #senate act immediately to pass this critical #legislation. . Tell the Senate: Ban toxic chlorpyrifos now. . The #petition to the Senate reads: "Chlorpyrifos, the toxic #insecticide that damages the developing #brains of children and #infants, has been banned for home use since 2001, yet millions of pounds are still sprayed on crops, threatening farmworkers, rural children and our food supply. Pass the 'Protect Children, Farmers and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act' to ban the use of chlorpyrifos in food." . Add your name: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/senate_chlorpyrifos_a?t=7&akid=25009%2E2688285%2EAJd1Ds
Sign the @earthjustice petition to urge more senators to protect the health of children & farm workers by banning chlorpyrifos. https://buff.ly/2x5B9CA *link on Facebook*⠀
Despite overwhelming #scientific #evidence, #climatedenier #scottpruitt and his polluter-friendly Environmental Protection Agency (#EPA) refused earlier this year to ban #chlorpyrifos, the extremely toxic pesticide linked to a whole host of debilitating #neurological disorders, long-term damage to children's brains and even #cancer.  Chlorpyrifos is so dangerous that the EPA banned the toxin for home use nearly two decades ago, yet Big Ag still sprays nearly 10 million pounds of the chemical on crops across the country, which poses a major #health risk to farmworkers,  many of whom are #immigrants, and #children in rural communities.  Since the EPA would rather give handouts to the #chemical industry than protect #consumers, #farmworkers and children, a group of #democratic senators have introduced the "Protect Children, Farmers and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act" to completely prohibit the use of chlorpyrifos in food. We must demand the Senate act immediately to pass this critical legislation. . Tell the Senate: Ban toxic chlorpyrifos now. . The petition to the Senate reads: "Chlorpyrifos, the toxic insecticide that damages the developing brains of children and infants, has been banned for home use since 2001, yet millions of pounds are still sprayed on crops, threatening farmworkers, rural children and our food supply. Pass the 'Protect Children, Farmers and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act' to ban the use of chlorpyrifos in food." . Add your name: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/senate_chlorpyrifos?t=6&akid=24757%2E1595428%2EK2gHKR
Credit to @gmofreeusa_official : EPA & Pesticide Industry Collusion: When Will It End? Before the Environmental Protection Agency issued its March 29 decision to reverse a proposed ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos, scientifically shown to damage children's brains at levels found on conventional food, the agency considered information from industry groups that wanted to keep it on the market, according to internal agency documents. But the heavily redacted documents may be most notable for what they do not include. The Intercept obtained internal emails, reports, and memos via a Freedom of Information Act request for materials used to brief new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on chlorpyrifos. Although the documents reflect several direct communications between the EPA, big agricultural groups, and, in one instance, Donald Trump, they included no evidence that the agency met with environmental or public health groups or weighed concerns about the pesticide’s damaging effects. There was also no substantive discussion of the many studies detailing health effects. The story that emerges from the documents is a simple one of agricultural industry lobbying and, after its success, celebration. Dow donated a million dollars to Trump and Dow's CEO is one of Trump's advisers. Money talks. America's health walks.  READ: https://theintercept.com/2017/08/18/epa-welcomed-industry-feedback-before-reversing-chlorpyrifos-pesticide-ban-ignoring-health-concerns  A new bill in the Senate called Protect Children, Farmers and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act of 2017 (S.1624), was introduced by Tom Udall of New Mexico and has seven other co-sponsors, including California Senator Kamala Harris. Call and email your Senators and tell them to BAN CHLORPYRIFOS and co-sponsor Bill S1624. Look up your Senators here: https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51225/getLocal.jsp  #epapesticideindustrycollusion #epa #dow #collusion #governmentcorruption #chlorpyrifos #scottpruitt #trump
EPA & Pesticide Industry Collusion: When Will It End? Before the Environmental Protection Agency issued its March 29 decision to reverse a proposed ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos, scientifically shown to damage children's brains at levels found on conventional food, the agency considered information from industry groups that wanted to keep it on the market, according to internal agency documents. But the heavily redacted documents may be most notable for what they do not include. The Intercept obtained internal emails, reports, and memos via a Freedom of Information Act request for materials used to brief new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on chlorpyrifos. Although the documents reflect several direct communications between the EPA, big agricultural groups, and, in one instance, Donald Trump, they included no evidence that the agency met with environmental or public health groups or weighed concerns about the pesticide’s damaging effects. There was also no substantive discussion of the many studies detailing health effects. The story that emerges from the documents is a simple one of agricultural industry lobbying and, after its success, celebration. Dow donated a million dollars to Trump and Dow's CEO is one of Trump's advisers. Money talks. America's health walks.  READ: https://theintercept.com/2017/08/18/epa-welcomed-industry-feedback-before-reversing-chlorpyrifos-pesticide-ban-ignoring-health-concerns  A new bill in the Senate called Protect Children, Farmers and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act of 2017 (S.1624), was introduced by Tom Udall of New Mexico and has seven other co-sponsors, including California Senator Kamala Harris. Call and email your Senators and tell them to BAN CHLORPYRIFOS and co-sponsor Bill S1624. Look up your Senators here: https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51225/getLocal.jsp  #epapesticideindustrycollusion #epa #dow #collusion #governmentcorruption #chlorpyrifos #scottpruitt #trump #pesticides #banchlorpyrifos #s1624
One of the most widely used agrochemicals, dicamba, is likely ruining crops nationwide. 17 states are investigating 1,400+ complaints of dicamba, across 2.5 million acres. What is this dangerous synthetic chemical doing to our food supply and why is it being used at all? Read the latest post at www.NEEM.world to learn more. Link in bio.⚠️‼️
On this #farmworkerappreciationday, celebrate all of the farmworkers that risk their lives when exposed to dangerous, synthetic agrochemicals to pick the food on your table. Millions of farmers worldwide have been exposed to these synthetic agrochemicals; causing many medical problems, like cancer! How will you celebrate farmworkers today? Support sustainable, organic methods in agriculture, like choosing food produced with neem. Learn more about this incredible resource at www.NEEM.world. 🌿🌿
@gmofreeusa_official - "Tell your Senators to #banchlorpyrifos : EPA Chief Scott Pruitt wants to protect Dow’s profits over human health. Despite the science showing that Dow's insecticide, chlorpyrifos, is extremely harmful to human health, particularly to children, at levels found on conventional food, Pruitt went against EPA scientists' recommendations to ban this dangerous pesticide. Why? Dow donated a million dollars to Trump and Dow's CEO is one of Trump's advisers. How convenient. Stop the cronyism and corruption! A new bill in the Senate, called Protect Children, Farmers and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act of 2017 (S1624), was introduced by Tom Udall of New Mexico and has seven other co-sponsors, including California senator Kamala Harris. Call and email your Senators and tell them to BAN CHLORPYRIFOS and co-sponsor Bill S1624." Look up your Senators here: https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51225/getLocal.jsp  READ: http://www.motherjones.com/food/2017/07/bill-ban-chemical-epa-pruitt-trump  Read more: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/03/trump-epa-brain-damaging-pesticide  #s1624 #protectamericaschildren #chlorpyrifos #insecticide #organophosphate #corruption #epa #gmofreecanada #gmofreeusa
Tell your Senators to #banchlorpyrifos : EPA Chief Scott Pruitt wants to protect Dow’s profits over human health. Despite the science showing that Dow's insecticide, chlorpyrifos, is extremely harmful to human health, particularly to children, at levels found on conventional food, Pruitt went against EPA scientists' recommendations to ban this dangerous pesticide. Why? Dow donated a million dollars to Trump and Dow's CEO is one of Trump's advisers. How convenient. Stop the cronyism and corruption! A new bill in the Senate, called Protect Children, Farmers and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act of 2017 (S1624), was introduced by Tom Udall of New Mexico and has seven other co-sponsors, including California senator Kamala Harris. Call and email your Senators and tell them to BAN CHLORPYRIFOS and co-sponsor Bill S1624. Look up your Senators here: https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51225/getLocal.jsp  READ: http://www.motherjones.com/food/2017/07/bill-ban-chemical-epa-pruitt-trump  Read more: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/03/trump-epa-brain-damaging-pesticide  #s1624 #protectamericaschildren #chlorpyrifos #insecticide #organophosphate #trump #scottpruitt #corruption #epa #gmofreecanada #gmofreeusa
A first-of-its-kind bill is calling for the ban of chlorpyrifos, one of the most toxic and highly used synthetic pesticides in the world! This is after the EPA reversed regulation for its use in public spaces, schools, and parks. The Protect Children, Farmers & Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act is a step in the right direction for a safe, sustainable and environmentally responsible world! Read the latest post about this groundbreaking legislation and discover neem’s ability to replace these dangerous synthetic pesticides at www.NEEM.world! Link in bio. 🌿🌿🌿🌿
Ready to lobby U.S. senators to pressure them to vote yes on banning #chlorpyrifos, dangerous pesticides. Farmwoker lives matter! #washingtondc #notafraid #browngirlpower #farmworker
Talking about the adverse effects on neurological development of infants and children exposed to dangerous pesticides.  #chlorpyrifos #contamination #endpesticides #farmworkerrights #foodjustice #environmenaljustice #children
Earlier this week, I joined Californians For Pesticide Reform to submit 167,000 signatures to the CA Department of Pesticide Regulation asking them to ban the cancer causing pesticide #chlorpyrifos. I also meet with The offices of Senator Fuller, Lara, Vidak, and assemblymen Salas and Fong. This was the pesticide US EPA scientists were in agreement should be banned, but President Trump's administration refused to do so. If Trump won't protect our health, I will gladly join the fight to do so. #stayloud #mayorgurrola #cpr 📷: Joan Cusick Photography
Cilantro, sweet bell peppers, nectarines and peaches - what do they all have in common? 🌱🍑🌶🍒🥒 If they are conventionally grown, it may be chlorpyrifos residue. • Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate pesticide (i.e. neurotoxin) that was in the news a few months back when the EPA denied a petition to ban its use in agriculture. This was surprising, because just last year the EPA concluded that the expected residues of chlorpyrifos on food crops exceeded current safety standards. • What to learn which fruits and veggies most frequently test positive for chlorpyrifos? How about which produce has the highest level of chlorpyrifos residue? And how do the US, Canada and Europe compare in what is considered a safe residue level on foods? • Read more #ontheblog Clickable #linkinprofile👆 • • • #chlorpyrifos #chlorpyrifosisbad #pesticides #pesticidefreefood #organic #eatorganic #eatclean #cilantro #peaches #nectarine #bellpeppers #foodismedicine #knoweledgeispower #knowwhatyoureeating #eatwisely #eatgood #eatwell

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