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Taking a Page From Putin Regime, Trump Administration Silences EPA

Taking a Page From Putin Regime, Trump Administration Silences EPA

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Today’s unprecedented action by the White House forbidding the Environmental Protection Agency to share any information with the press or public is a chilling move that mocks democratic principles, said EWG President Ken Cook.

“Vladimir Putin must be proud,” said Cook. “The EPA, like all federal agencies, is funded by taxpayer dollars, and Americans have the right to know what’s being done to protect or harm public health and the environment. The Kremlin may be able to get away with this kind of iron-handed censorship, but Americans of all political stripes should be furious.”