"What started as a gritty protest by a former Badlands National Park Service employee who wanted to give President Trump a piece of his mind snowballed overnight Tuesday and early Wednesday into a Twitter movement in support of climate change."
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On behalf of the Society of Environmental Journalists, president Bobby Magill has issued a letter to President Trump and the journalism community objecting to the silencing of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff. Currently, EPA staff and public affairs people can not talk to journalists. SEJ also urges the Trump EPA to maintain online access to climate and other vital environmental information.
President Trump's claim to have "received awards on the environment" flunks the fact check.
"Badlands National Park tugged on Superman’s cape Tuesday. It spit into the wind. It pulled the mask off the old Lone Ranger, and it messed around with President Trump."
"U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website, two agency employees told Reuters, the latest move by the newly minted leadership to erase ex-President Barack Obama's climate change initiatives."
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"Shortly after President Trump's swearing in Friday, most of the content on the Department of Energy's home page disappeared into the ether."
"A new tool launched by the Columbia Law School on Donald Trump's first day in office is tracking every step the Trump administration takes to roll back or eliminate existing federal rules on climate change and energy."
The Trump "landing team" has ordered U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff not communicate publicly -- whether via press releases, website, or social media.
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