Axios Apr 20, 2017
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Company execs cozy up to Trump to get ahead

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Some chemical companies, including a prominent pesticide maker, is navigating the new Washington by trying to work with the Trump administration under the table, per an AP exclusive by Michael Biesecker.

"Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species."

What happened: "Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO also heads a White House manufacturing working group, and two other makers of organophosphates ... asked [three Cabinet agencies] 'to set aside' the results of government studies the companies contend are fundamentally flawed."