"Under Trump, Inconvenient Data Is Being Sidelined"

"The Trump administration has removed or tucked away a wide variety of information that until recently was provided to the public, limiting access, for instance, to disclosures about workplace violations, energy efficiency, and animal welfare abuses.

Some of the information relates to enforcement actions taken by federal agencies against companies and other employers. By lessening access, the administration is sheltering them from the kind of “naming and shaming” that federal officials previously used to influence company behavior, according to digital experts, activists and former Obama administration officials.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, for instance, has dramatically scaled back on publicizing its fines against firms. And the Agriculture Department has taken off-line animal welfare enforcement records, including abuses in dog breeding operations and horse farms that alter the gait of racehorses through the controversial practice of “soring” their legs."

Juliet Eilperin reports for the Washington Post May 14, 2017.


"Trump Is Deleting Climate Change, One Site At A Time" (Guardian)

"Interior Removes Melting Glaciers, Wildfires From Its Website" (Greenwire)

"The EPA’s Obama-Era Snapshot Is Missing Information" (Climate Central)

Source: Washington Post, 05/15/2017