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Pallone Denounces Trump Transition Team for “Environmental McCarthyism”

Dec 9, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today issued the following statement denouncing the Trump Transition Team for reportedly requesting U.S. Department of Energy officials identify employees and contractors who have taken part in international climate talks over the last five years:

“The Trump transition team’s attempts to single out Energy Department employees and contractors who have been involved in international climate talks is a witch hunt and a loyalty test all rolled into one.  This environmental McCarthyism is dangerous and should not be tolerated.  The transition team should reconsider these apparent attempts to intimidate Energy Department employees who were simply working to fulfill the climate objectives of the Obama administration.”