"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been told by the Trump administration to cease all public communications via social media, press releases, blog posts or contact with the media. Upcoming webinars will also be reviewed and no new content will be posted on the agency’s website, as reported by The Huffington Post.
- The agency has also been told to freeze all grants, contracts and new hires until further notice, as confirmed by ProPublica. Whether this only applies to new items or all of the roughly $4.6 billion in existing EPA contracts is unclear.
- These directives appear to be part of a larger effort by the administration to re-frame environmental policy. As was widely reported, mentions of climate change were removed from the White House website shortly after Trump was sworn in on Jan. 20. Reuters recently reported that the EPA has been directed to remove its climate change page as well, though it is currently still active as of publication."
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