Less than a week in, and Huffington Post reports that the agency has been instructed to freeze all its grants.
And on top of that, there’s a separate list of instructions for the EPA to not talk to anyone.
- No press releases will be going out to external audiences.
- No social media will be going out. ...
- No blog messages.
See also this NPR checklist about the new administration’s current record (such as it is) on scientific issues.
Look, any scientist looking at the rhetoric of the current president knew that things were going to get bad. But I somehow think a lot of them didn’t expect that it would be that bad, which this story seems to indicate it will be.
Trump Administration Imposes Freeze On EPA Grants and Contracts
White House temporarily freezes EPA grants, contract
Information lockdown hits Trump’s federal agencies
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Trumpworld prepares to hammer the EPA