The Department of Energy said Tuesday it is refusing to cooperate with a Trump transition team request that it hand over all names of employees who have participated in international climate changeconferences.
"We will not be providing any individual names to the transition team," Energy Department spokesman Eben Burnham-Snyder said in a statement sent to the Washington Examiner.
Other than that, the agency plans to be "forthcoming with all publicly available information with the transition team," he said.
News of the 74-question list from the Trump transition team arose last week. The questionnaire contains the controversial request that Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said Monday appeared to be "badgering" employees for supporting research on climate change. Udall is the top Democrat on panels under both the Senate Foreign Relations and Appropriations committees that deal with energy and environment policy and funding, where he likely will raise the matter.
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Badgering employees for supporting research on climate change may be a far reach. Appearing according to Udall is the same as badgering. Just another old Democrat starting the spin. I was counting on Democrats acting more like men than clones of Obama. Udall has been in the energy business for a long time. How has that worked out for America? The old Department of Energy needs to be dismantled and a younger model needs to take its place.
They shouldn't waste their time badgering employees that support climate change research. They should be TERMINATED!