"Interior Official Says He Was Reassigned Because Of Climate Work"

"A senior Interior Department official has filed a whistleblower complaint against Trump administration political appointees, claiming he was reassigned within Interior because of his work on climate change.

Joel Clement, the former director of Interior’s Office of Policy Analysis, is asking the U.S. Office of Special Counsel to investigate the circumstances surrounding his June reassignment to the Office of Natural Resources Revenue.

In his current job, Clement is charged with collecting royalty revenue for the federal government. His former position allowed him to research the effects of climate change on Alaskan villages, work he says led top officials to reassign him within the department."

Devin Henry reports for The Hill July 19, 2017.

Source: The Hill, 07/20/2017