Gratitude for the Department of Energy

14 Dec

I post a #DailyResistance item on my personal facebook page. This is the one for today.

Today’s #DailyResistance focuses on the Energy Department. As you may be aware, Trump has nominated Rick Perry to head the Energy Department, which totally makes sense since Perry once said it was one of the agencies he would kill. If you haven’t noticed the trend of Trump choosing people who HATE the institution they are being asked to head, then this is your clue-brick of the day.

Department of Energy

Department of Energy Website

But other news about the Energy Department might have missed your radar.

ABC News reports: “Last week, sources at the Energy Department said the agency received a 74-point memo, which was obtained by ABC News, from the Trump transition team. The questionnaire asked for information on several Department of Energy programs and asks twice for lists of the names of staff members who worked on specific projects. One line item asked for names of any staff or contractors who attended international meetings on climate change run through the United Nations…A second question in the memo asks for names of personnel who attended domestic interagency meetings focused on the ‘social cost of carbon.’”

Scary, right? We thought the Muslim registry would be first, but it looks like it will be a Climate Scientist Registry. And no, that is NOT me joking.

BUT! Yesterday, the Energy Department refused to comply!!

Eben Burnham-Snyder, director of public affairs at the Energy Department said “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.”

YES!

Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy

Dr. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy

So today’s action is to contact the Energy Department and THANK THEM!!!

Ernest Moniz is the Secretary of Energy. You can tweet at him, or email him at The.Secretary@hq.doe.gov or call the office at 202-586-5000 .

I tweeted, and this is what I said:

@ErnestMoniz Thank you for refusing to provide the names of climate scientists in a fascist request that has no place in our democracy.

You might want to email – you get more room to go into just how terrible PEOTUS’s request was.

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