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EPA oversight and regulation of toxic chemicals has slackened since Nancy Beck, a recent chemical industry executive, took charge, and the New York Times has amassed alarming evidence of this in a s
Today’s Federal Register contains a notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission that everyone should read.
In a joint statement this week, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris announced a new “partnership” under which Dow purchased the naming rights for EPA’s Toxics Office. Formerly known as the Office for Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, it has been renamed the Dow Office of Endorsing Chemicals and Promotion of Toxics (DECEPT). “We wanted to be truthful with the American people, rather than pretend that the chemical industry, and particularly Dow, isn’t in charge of the Agency’s decisions on toxic chemicals,” Administrator Pruitt said in a statement.