One of the first acts of the Trump administration was to crack down on the Environmental Protection Agency, including its website and social-media feeds, notes Rebecca Leber.
Now, under the leadership of Donald Trump’s new EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, the focus has changed and instead of reporting on climate and energy policy, the overwhelming majority of tweets and website posts have to do with promoting the new EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, discussing his appearances and quotes.
“The only time the EPA tweeted about an environmental issue, it was to promote Trump’s executive order attempting to roll back a Clean Water Act rule,” says Leber.
The EPA’s Twitter account under Obama certainly publicized and promoted its administrator Gina McCarthy, but not nearly as much. Here’s a comparison: