[Vision2020] EPA and the new administration

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 22:06:44 PST 2017

I was going to post on what appears to me to amount to censorship of EPA
representatives speech, but I was happy to read that you already posted on
this issue.

Perhaps EPA representatives conditions of employment allow "censorship" of
their public statements by higher ups in the government, or they could lose
their jobs, etc. but this does not make it ethically correct.

I was instantly reminded of the W. Bush administration's attempts to censor
and control Goddard Institute for Space Studies director (at that time)
James Hansen, one of the most brilliant and well published climate
scientists in history.  The following New York Times article at the bottom,
from Jan. 29, 2006, discusses this episode.  And an excellent book on this
subject, written by MIT PhD in Physics graduate Mark Bowen, exhaustively
details the Machiavellian social political machinations involved.

Having read this book, knowing full well of the abuses of power in the W.
Bush administration, at this point in time I believe the evidence suggests
the Trump administration is on a path to be even more abusive of power!

*"Censoring Science: Inside the Political Attack on Dr. James Hansen and
the Truth of Global Warming" by Mark Bowen*
*From acclaimed writer and physicist Mark Bowen, Censoring Science tells
the true story of the Bush administration’s censorship of the world’s
preeminent climatologist, and the science behind global warming that they
do not want you to know.*

Climate Expert Says NASA Tried to Silence Him

By ANDREW C. REVKIN <http://www.nytimes.com/by/andrew-c-revkin>JAN. 29, 2006


Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett

On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 1:47 PM, Rose Huskey <rosejhuskey at gmail.com> wrote:

> “WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has instituted what it described as
> a temporary media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and
> barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants, part of a broader
> communications clampdown within the executive branch.
> Emails sent to EPA staff since President Donald Trump’s inauguration
> Friday and reviewed by The Associated Press detailed specific prohibitions
> banning press releases, blog updates or posts to the agency’s social media
> accounts.
> The Trump administration has also ordered what it called a temporary
> suspension of all new business activities at the department, including
> issuing task orders or work assignments to EPA contractors. The orders were
> expected to have a significant and immediate impact on EPA activities
> nationwide. . . . “
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/trump-admin-
> orders-epa-contract-freeze-and-media-blackout/2017/01/24/
> f578db56-e271-11e6-a419-eefe8eff0835_story.html
> Rose Huskey
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