Energy Department Won’t Disclose Names of Employees Who Worked on Climate Change to Trump Team

The next four years are going to be hell:

The Energy Department has rejected a request from Donald Trump’s transition teams to provide the names of all agency employees and contractors who worked on climate change policy under President Obama. The Trump team request sparked understandable alarm among agency workers, who suspected that the new regime was planning a purge.

The transition team request came in the form of a questionnaire, as Politico was first to report. It asked for a list of DOE workers who had attended UN conferences on climate change in the last five years, as well as anyone who attended group meetings on the “social cost of carbon.”

The Washington Post reports that in an email, a department spokesperson told the newspaper they would absolutely not be providing that information: