"EPA Press Office Tips Toward Hostility Under Pruitt"

"The Environmental Protection Agency’s press office has launched personal attacks on reporters, reflecting Trump’s campaign style."

"As The New York Times readied a story on the Environmental Protection Agency for last weekend's front page, an agency spokeswoman ignored the reporter's questions and accused him of writing 'elitist clickbait.'

The jab, in an email that the newspaper quoted in its story, was just the latest in a series of attempts by the agency's press office to thwart reporters or attack their work—a strategy it appears to have adopted from Donald Trump's White House.

The approach is a 'sharp departure' from past practice, said Dan Fiorino, who worked for the agency for more than 30 years and is now director of the Center for Environmental Policy at American University."

Georgina Gustin reports for InsideClimate News October 24, 2017.

Source: InsideClimate News, 10/25/2017