Trump's War on Science Sparks Call for Federal Investigation
Senate Democrats on Friday called for a federal investigation into the Trump transition team's questionnaire sent to the Department of Energy.
Scientists Frantically Copying Critical Climate Data as Energy Dept. Refuses to Release Names https://t.co/RLWVjcVZYq— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@Robert F. Kennedy Jr)1481732209.0
In a letter to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, nine senators expressed concerns that the questionnaire violated regulations protecting civil employees from partisan coercion and asked that the Special Counsel "take a close look at the motives" behind the questions targeting climate science.
The scientific community has continued to speak out, with Michael Mann writing in a Washington Post op-ed on Friday that scientists "fear an era of McCarthyist attacks on our work and our integrity."
Commentary: Washington Post, Michael Mann op-ed