Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Trump is not a fan of the EPA. On Inauguration Day he instructed the EPA to ban press releases, blog updates or posts to the agency's social media accounts. Further, he also ordered a "temporary suspension" of all new business activities at the department, including issuing task orders or work assignments to EPA contractors. The EPA awards billions of dollars worth of grants and contracts every year to support programs around environmental testing, cleanups and research.