Just a quick update to a prior post, Big Brother Is Watching You!:
The response from the Department of Energy (DOE) to Trump’s request for names of DOE employees who had worked on climate initiatives: “We will be forthcoming with all publicly-available information with the transition team. We will not be providing any individual names to the transition team.” – Eben Burnham-Snyder, a department spokesman. Emphasis was part of the original response.
“I am alarmed by the questionnaire sent by the Trump transition team to the Department of Energy seeking the names of career civil servants who have worked on climate change policy,” said Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (Md.), the second-ranking Democrat in the House. “This raises serious concerns as to the motivation of such a request and raises questions of possible retribution for following President Obama’s policies.”
NTEU President Tony Reardon said his Energy Department members were “stunned” by the transition team request.
American Federation of Government Employees President J. David Cox Sr., who also represents Energy employees, warned against “a return to the political witch hunts of the 1950s. President-elect Trump must instruct his transition team to cease this profoundly anti-democratic behavior immediately.”
These efforts at resistance may all come to naught after January 20th, but it is good to see that people are finally seeing the dangers that lie in wait and are making a stand.