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1/ @SecretaryZinke is out as of Jan. 2.

He leaves behind a legacy of widespread attacks on science across nearly 500 million acres of public land and offshore waters.

Some examples, courtesy of reporter @shogrenE:…
2/ At Interior, @SecretaryZinke sidelined science, birds and ancient relics to promote fossil fuels and other industries.…
3/ He set an anti-science tone early by reassigning the Interior Department’s top climate change official to a job managing fossil fuel royalties.…
4/ He appointed former lobbyists to key jobs.…
5/ Under Zinke, @BLMNational put countless archaeological sites at risk by auctioning off oil and gas leases in southeast Utah.…
6/ Zinke’s solicitor’s office erased a policy that had been used by Republicans and Democrats since the Nixon administration to protect migratory birds.…
7/ Every mention of the human role in climate change was removed from a draft of a major National Park Service scientific report on sea level rise and storm surge.…
8/ The references were reinserted after we exposed the attempted censorship.…
9/ Under @SecretaryZinke, a small New England national park was told that mentioning #climatechange would raise eyebrows.

So they deleted 16 references in a major planning document.…
10/ Zinke’s team directed the @Natlparkservice to cancel a policy that required science-based decision-making.…
11/ Those are but a few examples. @ColumbiaLaw’s “silencing science tracker” lists 34 examples of science being censored, defunded or hindered under Zinke.…
12/ In his last weeks in office, @SecretaryZinke misinformed the public about the #nationalclimateassessment.

Zinke erroneously asserted that the report only looked at worst-case scenarios. @KHayhoe corrected him.
13/ Reporter @ShogrenE will continue covering the Trump administration and its attempts to downplay science in 2019.

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