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AP statement on EPA-Dow Chemical meeting

, by Lauren Easton

The Associated Press issued this statement today from Executive Editor Sally Buzbee regarding a story published Tuesday about a meeting between EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the CEO of Dow Chemical:

AP had obtained official EPA schedules indicating a meeting had occurred between EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris and wrote a story saying that such a meeting had occurred. When it became clear that the formal meeting had been canceled, and that the two instead had a brief greeting, AP wrote a new story and corrected the error.AP standards demand accuracy. When mistakes of fact are made, we correct them.

The corrected story is available here.