Why does the EPA need a Republican opposition research firm?

Photo of Why does the EPA need a Republican opposition research firm?
Facebook
VKontakte
share_fav

No organization has embraced Donald Trump's war on the press like the Environmental Protection Agency. Now, the EPA has gone beyond even the president's tough talk and into the dark world of political opposition research.

The Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly been using taxpayer money to pay a well-known research firm popular with Republicans in order to monitor — and possibly manipulate — press coverage, according to a report from Mother Jones.

The revelation adds to growing concern that the EPA, tasked with protecting public health and the environment, is now primarily operating primarily as an anti-regulation, climate change-denying campaign.

view Mashable
#journalism
#media industry
#scott pruitt