Trump team tries to get names of those who worked on climate initiatives under Obama

According to news media, the request came via a questionnaire to the U.S. Department of Energy. The DOE refused to comply, issuing this statement: "We are going to respect the professional and scientific integrity and independence of our employees at our labs and across our department…We will not be providing any individual names to the transition team." Critics decried the questionnaire as an illegal “witch hunt” aimed at targeting scientists for retaliatory action. After extensive press coverage of the controversy, Trump officials disavowed their probe. Democrats in Congress call for a federal investigation of the matter.

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