There are always competing interests in the USA by the simple fact this is an economy established with Wall Street capitalism. What is necessary in the 21st Century is clearer and more moral goals that satisfy the USA economic dynamics, but, removes cost of pollution and danger to lives.
Lake Erie and eutrophication is a story that covers four decades of time. The phosphorus from agricultural runoff took some time to reach tolerable levels.
Slide presentation that includes Lake Erie (click here).
The point to this is to reassure the need for a better method of providing products to the American consumer and to international markets.
Green Chemistry does that. Decades have gone by since the words of Rachel Carson captured the American conscience. It is time to realize these new ideas make a great deal of sense. Below is the 2016 Presidential Green Energy Challenge. It was not won by a single scientist in a university that Senator John McCain might call "Pork Barrel Spending" (click here); it was a Wall Street company that took the award.
"Dow Agrosciences LLC" (click here)