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Rogue Twitter Brings Government Leaks to Masses

Dozens of renegade government Twitter accounts have sprung up, with claims they're run anonymously by employees of various agencies whose missions appear threatened by the Trump administration. TipSheet has the story, plus a list of more than 40 accounts of interest to environmental reporters. 

Enviro, Energy Reporters Look at Prospects for Beat in 2017

Veteran journalists gathered in Washington, D.C. last Friday, Feb. 3, to share insights into how environment and energy policy may unfold in the year ahead — and to urge colleagues to prepare for possibly dramatic shifts ahead. Key takeaways, plus video, audio clips and a presentation by SEJ's president. Photo: Washington Post reporter Daryl Fears; courtesy of Schuyler Null/Wilson Center.

Trump Team Tied to Atlantic Coast Pipeline Being Pushed by White House

"On January 25, President Donald Trump’s team listed the Atlantic Coast pipeline among the White House’s top priorities for infrastructure projects, an attempt to deliver on his campaign promise to invest in U.S infrastructure programs."

Source: DeSmog, 02/07/2017

"USDA Abruptly Purges Animal Welfare Information From Its Website"

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday abruptly removed inspection reports and other information from its website about the treatment of animals at thousands of research laboratories, zoos, dog breeding operations and other facilities."

Source: Washington Post, 02/07/2017

"Lawmakers Introduce Bill To End EPA"

"The Environmental Protection Agency has come under constant fire from the Trump administration, enduring both a temporary gag order — which was later partially lifted  — and news that President Trump was looking to cut the agency's budget and staff. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) introduced HR 861 Friday to get rid of the agency altogether."

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, 02/07/2017

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