An unusual First Amendment fight on the Chesapeake Bay


Update, March 6: Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency informed the Bay Journal that it will reinstate its funding. In its letter to the newspaper announcing the about-face, the EPA said the decision was “consistent” with Administrator Scott Pruitt’s recent pledge before a Senate committee to reconsider the cut. The letter did not address the constitutional and legal issues […]


Scott Pruitt wins 2017 Golden Padlock

Investigative Reporters and Editors

Investigative Reporters and Editors | Scott Pruitt wins 2017 Golden Padlock

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Agencies told to halt communications as Trump administration moves in

The New York Times

Federal Agencies Told to Halt External Communications

A temporary freeze in at least four departments was ordered while the Trump administration puts political appointees into position.