Public Records Sought to Expose Trump's Censorship
To better serve the dark agenda of the fossil fuel industry and promote Trump's climate change delusions, it appears that some agencies have been orderered to modify the language they use and avoid using the phrases “climate change,” “emissions reductions,” and “Paris agreement.”
Leaks indicate that the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of the Interior and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have been instructed by the Trump administration to modify their language in an effort to strike climate change reality from government communications and documents and support the delusion that global warming and climate change are not occuring.
To expose such idiotic and illegal censorship, the Center for Biological Diversity recently filed four Freedom of Information Act requests demanding records of communication censoring agency staff from using words or phrases related to climate change.
The Center’s requests, which seek all directives or communications barring or removing climate-related words or phrases from any formal agency communications, will expand to additional federal departments and agencies.
“This is like telling government scientists not to mention gravity or the fact that the Earth revolves around the sun,” said the Center’s Taylor Mckinnon. “The Trump administration can deny the reality of the climate crisis, but it can’t make it go away by simply telling government employees not to mention it anymore. This kind of anti-science meddling leads us straight back to the dark ages.”
The Department of Energy instruction came the same day the Trump administration announced a series of climate-related rollbacks, including plans to undo the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan and to rescind the 2016 moratorium on new federal coal leasing on public lands.
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