Sunday, December 11, 2016

Alarm over 'Witch Hunt' After Trump Demands List of Civil Servants Who Worked on Climate Policy Under Obama

Donald Trump’s transition team is instructing the Department of Energy (DOE) to hand over the names of all of the agency’s contractors and employers who have worked on key climate policies under President Barack Obama, raising concerns that a witch hunt is being orchestrated by the incoming administration.
The request was included in a 74-question internal document that was distributed last Wednesday. Bloomberg journalists Catherine Traywick and Jennifer Dlouhy first reported the memo, which was publicly posted by E&E News.
In the 40th question, the Trump administration requests a complete list of staffers who have participated in international climate negotiations. "Can you provide a list of Department employees or contractors who attended any of the IA Conference of the Parties (under the UNFCCC) in the last five years?” the document states.
During his campaign, Trump vowed to “cancel” the Paris climate agreement, which was negotiated by representatives of nearly 200 countries. Read full story here 

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