“Dinky Zinke, Horse Slaughter Supporter, continues to sink into the slime of the predatory business that no true American wants. Fight to keep his bloodied hands off from our wild horses and burros. Karma can be a bitch.” ~ R.T.
WASHINGTON, DC (via the Washington Post, Darryl Fears reporting, October 5, 2017) — An Interior Department executive turned whistleblower who claimed the Trump administration retaliated against him for publicly disclosing how climate change affects Alaska Native communities resigned Wednesday.
Joel Clement, a scientist and policy expert, was removed from his job by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke shortly after the disclosure and reassigned to an accounting position for which he has no experience. Clement was among dozens of senior executive service personnel who were quickly, and perhaps unlawfully, reassigned in June, but he was the only person who spoke out.
Interior’s inspector general is probing the reassignments to determine whether the process was legal. By law, executives are to be given ample notice of a job switch. Many of those reassigned say they were given no notice, according to…
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