Beyond Pesticides has long covered a long list of corrupt practices by EPA and the chemical industry, demonstrating that the TCVP saga is nothing new. For example, in 2021 four whistleblower scientists asserted that “risk assessments for both new and existing chemicals were improperly changed by agency managers to eliminate or reduce calculations of risks.”
See also Beyond Pesticides’ coverage of Monsanto/Bayer malfeasance related to dicamba; and our review of EPA’s receptivity to industry influence detailed by The Intercept; whistleblower “outing” of unethical practices at EPA; and the “capture” of EPA by industry. In the latter case, 37 environmental, public health and sustainable agriculture groups led by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and Beyond Pesticides, urged the Biden administration to reform the Office of Pesticide Programs as soon as possible.
The letter is available here. It would serve well as a model for citizen letters to President Biden and various other elected officials.