Trump’s teams are now taking on the various executive departments, and the “War on Science” has begun. Some departments, including USDA, have already been order not to publish scientific data — even data from publicly-funded research. The Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of Health, and others follow.
At EPA, there is a ban on any press releases, blog updates, new website content, or posts to the agency’s social media accounts. All external communications and speaking engagements must be approved by the president’s team for that agency.