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EPA chief under fire for allowing Dow pesticide after meeting with the company's CEO

A U.S. senator is demanding answers after news broke that Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), met privately with the CEO of Dow Chemical in March — just weeks before Pruitt rejected a petition to ban the company's pesticide. SEE ALSO: Trump might pick a non-scientist to be USDA's 'chief scientist' Chlorpyrifos  — which is sprayed on U.
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