30 Mar '17, 4pm

Energy Department Tells Staff to Stop Using Phrase 'Climate Change'

Senior officials apparently told DOE climate office staff that the climate-related words would cause a "visceral reaction" with Energy Sec. Rick Perry , his immediate staff and the department's White House advisers. While a department spokeswoman denied any official language ban in the climate office or in the department as a whole, POLITICO's sources said that there is a general sense among DOE employees that such hot-button terms should be avoided in favor of words like "jobs" and "infrastructure" in light of the Trump administration's anti-environmental agenda. Environmental groups have balked at POLITICO's report. The Sierra Club noted that the DOE only just emerged from a storm of controversy regarding climate change after its staff purge during the transition period. "What exactly is this office supposed to call itself now? The international C****** office?" Sierra C...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/energy-dept-bans-climate-language...

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