The new administration’s first day resulted in a lockdown at the EPA: employees have been instructed not to talk to anyone outside the department and the grants program, which funds all kinds of scientific research, has been frozen.
The new administration refuses to respond to inquiries about the status of the EPA, whose nominated head, Scott Pruitt, has not yet been confirmed. Pruitt is a strong critic of the EPA.
One can only assume the agency is doomed, or at least gutted of all its effectiveness.
Write your senator urging denial of confirmation of environmental enemy number one, Scott Pruitt.
Keep your voices strong: our future depends on the health of Mother Earth.