SEJ Objects to Trump EPA Gag Order, Threat of Data Removal

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. "We strongly urge the Trump administration to reopen communications between federal agencies and the public immediately," the letter said. "We call on the administration to commit itself to transparency and to provide verifiable, factual information to all Americans, including journalists." Full text of the letter is here.

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