EPA Grant Freeze Cuts Tribes Deeply
February 3, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency’s last news release on January 20 was a warning to residents of the Yakama Nation in eastern Washington not to burn, use woodstoves or idle their cars due to stagnant air levels that have increased air pollution to unhealthy levels. The agency stopped releasing information to the public after President Donald Trump instituted an EPA blackout on January 23.
Their spokespeople are also off limits because, according to ThinkProgress, more than 94 percent of the EPA’s 16,205 public servants have not been allowed to go to work.