The Trump administration has instituted what it described as a temporary media blackout at the EPA — forbidding staff from awarding any new contracts or grants. Emails sent to EPA staff since
his inauguration and reviewed by AP detailed specific prohibitions banning press releases, blog updates or posts to the agency's social media accounts.
Trump has questioned the validity
of climate science showing that the Earth is warming and man-made carbon emissions are to blame. The Dept of Agriculture has been issued a similar ban.
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