The Trump administration is scrutinizing studies and data published by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency, while new work is under a "temporary hold" before it can be released.Ericksen, by the way, is a climate science denier. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported:
The communications director for President Donald Trump's transition team at EPA, Doug Ericksen, said Wednesday the review extends to all existing content on the federal agency's website, including details of scientific evidence showing that the Earth's climate is warming and man-made carbon emissions are to blame.
Ericksen clarified his earlier statements he made to The Associated Press, which reported that the Trump administration was mandating that any studies or data from EPA scientists undergo review by political appointees before they can be released to the public. He said he was speaking about existing scientific information on the EPA website that is under review by members of the Trump administration's transition team.
Two years ago, State Sen. Cyrus Habib (now lieutenant governor) introduced an amendment saying that climate change is real and caused by humans. It was gutted and replaced with a weaker one from Ericksen saying humans "may" contribute to climate change.Yea, I guess that's one of those "alternative facts" we keep hearing about.
Back to the Trump science. It looks like if the pussy-grabber's political appointees don't like what they see, the science doesn't get released to the public. It looks like if it doesn't pass political muster, it goes down the memory hole.
If it's incorrect politically, it won't exist, officially.
You see where I'm going with this right? Look at the title of the blog post.
Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey tweeted:
True.If confirmed this would be deeply disturbing. Science should be the only consideration in these studies, not politics. https://t.co/iDT5jEt624— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) January 25, 2017
No word yet on how the other Pennsylvania Senator (a climate science denier), Pat Toomey sees Donald Trump's scientific politically correctness.
Alternative facts aren't facts. They're falsehoods.