Trump Admin. Sued for Climate Change Gag Orders, Bucking FOIA Requests

"On May 23, 2017, The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration, demanding it reveal records of its censorship of government employees in relation to climate change topics. With this suit, The Center is following up on still-unanswered Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests it filed in March, requesting facts pertaining to the Administration’s climate change censorship.

'We could not be more outraged that the Trump Administration is trying to hide the truth about climate change. We filed this suit to expose the Administration’s incredibly inappropriate meddling with science and the ability of federal public servants to convey the facts,' Amy Atwood, Senior Attorney for The Center, told EnviroNews.

In the complaint, the national conservation non-profit 'challenges the failure of the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and U.S. Department of State (DOS)' to provide records concerning The Administration’s 'censorship of these federal departments’ and their component agencies’ discussion or dissemination about climate change.' It also conveys that to withhold this information, as the agencies have done, is in violation of the FOIA 'or alternatively, the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).'"

Julia Travers reports for EnviroNews DC News Bureau May 23, 2017.


"Lawsuit Targets Trump's Climate-change Censorship" (Center for Biological Diversity Release)

Source: EnviroNews, 05/24/2017