TRUMP MEMORANDA: “Employees at the Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency — where career employees have been instructed to cease almost all communications with audiences outside the agency — are feeling the Trump administration’s crackdown on federal agencies more than most, leaving some employees ‘terrified.’
EPA employees have been instructed [by the Trump administration, on 1-25-17] not to release press releases, publish blog posts or post anything on social media.
‘These restrictions are effective immediately and will remain in place until further direction is received from the new Administration’s Beach Team,’ reads the memo written by Joanne Amorosi, the communications director at the EPA’s Office of Administration and Resources Management.
‘Incoming media requests will be carefully screened,’ Amorosi wrote. ‘No new content can be placed on any website. Only do clean up where essential.’ “
– Rene Marsh and Dan Merica, “Trump administration reviewing EPA website, curbs agency communication,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, Jan 25, 2017