EPA staffers told how to downplay climate change in leaked memo

EPA staffers told how to downplay climate change in leaked memoEPA administrator Scott Pruitt would be controversial even if he hadn’t flown to Morocco in December (first-class, on the taxpayer dime) to lobby the country on the benefits of liquified natural gas while living in a condo owned by a lobbyist for the country’s largest LNG exporter. A year or so into his tenure, Pruitt’s ideology-driven beliefs—directly contradicted by decades of global research by climate scientists—are now to be parroted by agency employees. An internal e-mail leaked to Huffington Post instructs all agency personnel what words and phrases to use in downplaying the accepted conclusions of climate scientists.



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